Needle Felted Ornaments and Nativity Sets from Rwanda
Sizes vary between 5.5" to 2.5"
Our needle felted designs are one-of-a-kind works of art, developed from
the creative thoughts of the women working for Handspun Hope. Although
the ladies are familiar with some farm animals, such as the cow, sheep and
pig, they've never been exposed to many of the animals they sculpt. After
studying each animal through photographs, every design begins with their
own personal interpretations. The first samples are individually created and
then they work collaboratively to develop the best design for new products.
Designs vary from intricately detailed and realistic to artistically whimsical.
Handspun Hope is a nonprofit organization providing over 120 at-risk
women dignified employment in northern Rwanda. We employ a total of
157 individuals, providing an above fair wage salary, family health
insurance, counseling services, health and hygiene education and
contributions to school fees for their dependent children.