I'm glad to introduce you to Rosa . She was born 34 years ago in Oruro and has been working with Fournier for less than one year. She is a master in sewing pieces of knit together to finish them. This is of great help to us since some of the knitters do not know yet how to make a nice invisible seam.
Rosa has four kids: Evelyn her eldest (12 years old) who is already learning to knit, Wimmer (10 years old), Randy (8 years old), and Yoselyn (5 years old).
Please meet Sandra. She's originally from Cochabamba and has been with Fournier for the last two years. She is a strong woman that is always ready to help when needed.
Her daughter Sabrina is almost three years old and does not go to school yet. She will start kindergarten next year.
These are details of some of the things Sandra makes for Fournier using baby alpaca and bamboo.
It's truly been an amazing week at the workshop. So many exciting things lie ahead for the next three months. We're preparing orders for new stores in Europe and the United States as well as working on designs for the new Fall-Winter 2011/12 Collection. Expect lots more next week... I will spend my weekend going to an early meditation class tomorrow followed by a yoga class, and then relaxing with my family.
Being creative with after school snacks is hard sometimes. I make smoothies, cookies, sandwiches, and cut fruits and vegetables in funny shapes... but one of my kid's favorites is pound cake, especially when glazed with lemon syrup.
I'm starting a new series to give you a closer look on who's behind the Fournier clothing and accessories line. All the wonderful women who carefully knit every single piece each season... for almost ten season now!
Miguelina is one of our oldest knitters. She has been with us since 2002 when we started knitting in the garage of my home in Cochabamba. She comes to the workshop at least three times a week to deliver her finished work as well as pick up some more material to continue or to start a new project. She is a single mom raising a son and a daughter, and she puts every cent into bringing them up. With Fournier, Miguelina is learning new ways of knitting for babies in pima cotton and baby alpaca. Her mother has also been knitting for us for a long time.
For the longest time I've been craving grilled vegetables but the weather has not been cooperating until yesterday which also coincided with a holiday in Bolivia. We grilled eggplant, yellow and red bell peppers and asparagus. Then we marinated them in olive oil, lemon and garlic with a dash of rock salt. Also on the menu, rosemary baked potatoes and grilled chicken.... I still need a tutorial on how to photograph chicken.
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