Stories of Hope
Mexico, India & Rwanda
by Linda LaBelle
About the Book
Stories of Hope is a charity-based project bringing hope and joy to underprivileged men and women around the globe.
This is done through craft-based education which in turn provides a marketable skill.
Product design, weaving, natural dyeing, sewing and even handspinning of yarn are taught to small groups of men and women. In turn they will pass these skills on to others.
The stories of the men and women Linda LaBelle worked with in Mexico, India and Rwanda are archived through photos and interviews and are presented in this book.
Your purchase of this book helps to fund Stories of Hope.
Linda LaBelle is the owner of The Yarn Tree (www.theyarntree.com), an author, photographer and fiber artist specializing in natural dyeing and weaving. With a strong belief that you must respect the craft, materials and abilities of the cultures with which you are interacting, Linda is happy to share her knowledge with those less fortunate. After returning from Rwanda in 2009, she started the project Stories of Hope (www.madderlane.com). The project is two-fold; the first to teach craft-based skills to those in need, secondly to archive the experience through photos and interviews telling the stories of the people she visits. When not traveling, Linda lives in Asheville, NC.