Meet our artisan Elias!
Elias started working with Women of Hope Guatemala in 2016 sewing for the ministry. In Guatemala most often men sew rather women. Elias is very talented in sewing & machine embroidery. Though he uses a machine, we still consider his work hand embroidery. He hand draws his designs on material, then using special hoop, he manipulates the material to stitch his beautiful designs. Alongside Giovanni Osuna, he handcrafted our first leather handbags.
Elias' birthday is December 5.
His wife Nicola also works with us on occasion, doing back loom weaving of material for various projects, for example she weaves the material for the back of our Nativity Tree Topper Star.