We are happy to share that AOT is now registered as a non-profit organization. This means that we can receive tax-exempt donations and funding for projects.
During 2014, we have developed relationships with textile artists; the Ivan Honchar Museum, Ukraine; Network of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (NEED), Lucknow, India; several
e-commerce fair trade organizations; and many other hard working groups supporting hand embroiderers. The network is certainly growing!
One of our first major projects for 2015 is to coordinate a number of events to celebrate World Embroidery Day, July 30, initiated by the Swedish Embroiderers Guild in 2011. Some of you have sent ideas and expressed interest in making a splash on social networks. We also have some suggestions to hold events in India, Nepal, Ukraine, and Mexico. Please send us your ideas so we can help make them happen.
This monthly blog is intended to be a space where anyone can share a story, issue, or showcase hand embroidery products and artwork…anything that can raise awareness about hand embroidery from one corner of the world to the other.
We look forward to your posts!