Refugee and migrant women in Auckland

Craft as a vehicle for resettlement Women from all cultures have been getting together to mend their children’s clothes, to quilt, to  embroider, to sew, to lace, to weave… This has been a way to share and socialize within their communities, share the everyday load and encourage each other. Women together, women supporting each other’s lives, women making and passing […]

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How the travelling sewing box is changing lives

When I first came up with this project, my intention was simple: To provide a safe and warm space for Latin American immigrant women in NZ to tell their stories, to share their journeys of migration and to sustain their language while stitching their  memories into a piece of cloth that keeps growing and extending. What I didn’t expect was […]

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How to change the world a stitch at a time?

All my life I have been involved in the fashion industry in one way or another, but I always felt that I wasn’t doing enough, that I wasn’t contributing enough.  I guess that’s what created this passion I have for teaching since I feel its a way of passing on knowledge and facilitating the environment for people to learn and […]

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The Travelling Sewing Box Project ©

Cloth with Memory A project created by Victoria Martinez Azaro As an immigrant myself, this project is very close to my heart and its main objective is to give immigrant women a voice and a sense of participation within society by giving them a space to slowly stitch their thoughts and feelings on a  piece of cloth while talking and […]

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