Berna Kyazike created the cheerful floral abstract on this 18" pillow. Notice the French knots that form the centers of the flowers. The tapestry is edged in yellow and black piping, echoing the embroidery colors, and the fabric is a neutral tan weave with a hidden zipper at the bottom.
Berna lives in Mukono, close to the capital city of Kampala, Uganda. Mukono is also home to a large Christian university. Berna's life revolves around caring for her family and her crops. She meets weekly with her fellow needle workers. The community they have developed through Threads of Blessing encourages each of them and has significantly raised their self-esteem.
Berna will use the funds she receives from her needlework to provide education for her children; medical care for herself and her family; seeds or fertilizer for her crops; and maintenance and repairs to her home.