Embroidery Workshops at the McMullen Gallery

In conjunction with our Indalo show, we had the privilege to hold weekly workshops in the McMullen galley. During these workshops we worked on fabric appliqué pieces which followed the theme of the show Indalo, birds. Each participant was given the opportunity to practice techniques used by the women of the Keiskamma Art Project and experience the process […]

By |March 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    INDALO: Nature Tapestries from Keiskamma, Eastern Cape of South Africa

INDALO: Nature Tapestries from Keiskamma, Eastern Cape of South Africa

February 13-March 20
 

Inspired by the wonder, beauty and fragility of their natural environment, the women of the tiny village of Bodiam have created intricate tapestries that set birds in beautifully lush surroundings. The women have entitled this work ‘Indalo’, the Xhosa word for ‘nature’. Although life in the Eastern Cape remain challenging, hope and […]

By |January 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

ACGC Top 30 under 30 – Congrats to Nosipho!

Thank you to Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) for choosing Nosipho Ngqula as one of this year’s Top 30 under 30 and recognizing her work and commitment to the Music Academy at Keiskamma Trust.
To read Nosipho Ngqula’s interview and see all 30 selections, click here.
Nosipho, along with Thabang (Keiskamma Trust director) and his […]

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We are presenting at International Week!

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ACGC Change Your World Youth Tour – documentary

 

We are very excited to launch the documentary made by the five Alberta youth who participated in Alberta Council for Global Cooperation’s (ACGC) Change Your World tour to Keiskamma Trust in the Eastern Cape of South Africa this past summer! Be inspired to learn about the health, art, and educational programs run by The Keiskamma […]

By |November 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Isishweshwe Apron

Isishweshwe is a distinctive printed cotton fabric from German design.

An Isishweshwe apron [faskoti] is an important part of a Xhosa woman’s wardrobe.

You first wear an Isishweshwe apron when you are a bride [umakoti].

As a married woman, you are supposed to have one or two or even more Isishweshwe outfits in case there is a […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

African Soup Supper – November 14

Women of Hope is hosting their biannual African Soup Supper on Saturday, November 14. Come join us for great food, great company and support two great organizations!

When: Saturday, November 14 @ 6 PM
Where: Covenant CRC Church,  19010 87 Ave.
Tickets $15 

Please email emily.vandriesum@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing tickets and we will hold them […]

By |November 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Food for the Heart – Garden Program from a Youth’s Perspective

Food for the Heart – Garden Program from a Youth’s Perspective

Thank you Sean Sander for sharing one of your experiences from the Change Your World Youth Tour put on by Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC). Watch for more stories from the youth participants! 
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Upon viewing the garden, I was struck with awe. The pilot garden, and the Go-Go gardens that I visited are beautifully pruned, and […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

We Are Coming to Calgary!

We are very excited to be bringing Keiskamma Canada Foundation to Calgary at the Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament. Invite your friends to come visit our table and shop our product from September 9-13.

Wednesday 9 Sept
11:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday 10 Sept
11:00am – 6:00pm

Friday 11 Sept
11:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday 12 Sept
10:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday 13 Sept
10:00am – 6:00pm

For more […]

By |September 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Fabric Inspired by One of Our Own

Over the years, previous board member, Marilyn Scott has made several visits to the Keiskamma Trust to inspire teachers and children in the classrooms. While she was inspiring children with her kindness and creativity she didn’t quite realize the inspiration her sundress would bring to the Trust as well. Some of the women […]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|