First of all, I'd like to thanks my best friend, bu Pia of Idys, who came up with the idea and introduced me to Rumah Zakat people.
So, it's been my dream to share what I know about craft with less fortunate people, with the hope that it can helps generating extra income for them.
When bu Pia came up with the idea of working together with Rumah Zakat, I immediately agreed.
Our plans are to give the dhuafas free workshop of ribbon embroidery, basic accessories making techniques and fabric application technique.
Rumah Zakat itself is a non profit organization, who helps distribute zakat, donations to the dhuafa. Not only that, they also provide scholarship, organized workshop and help the dhuafa build small businesses.
I was a little bit nervous at first. Yes, I've taught ribbon embroidery before, but they were one-on-one session, not with 24 women all at once! But, with the kind assistance of bu Pia (who doesn't do embroidery because of her hectic schedule, but familiar with the techniques), everything ran alright .
What I shared to them were very easy basic techniques of ribbon embroidery, consisted of 5 stitches (straight stitch, ribbon stitch, spider web rose, french knot and loop), because I only have an hour in each of the 3 meetings.
It was held in a modest place in Sukaraja, an industrial district in Bandar Lampung.
Rumah Zakat provided the material, I gave them a simple pattern too.
It's been 2 meetings and everybody was having fun, alhamdulillah !
Next week will be the last one (on ribbon embroidery), when we would work on a complete design based on the simple pattern I gave. After that, we will move on to basic accessories making technique. Hope everything will ran according to the plan and our mission to create side jobs opportunity will accomplished, insha Allah .