Ideal as beautiful, affordable and tasteful gifts – the fabric jewellery is lightweight and unbreakable – perfect for carrying in luggage. It will also not create any customs problems.

New staff member in February 2020 learning how to make fabric beads for necklaces

When trainees start with Kravan House they often begin by making jewellery, usually from remnants and scraps of silk. It is a productive way of using up small pieces of fabric. This way employees can begin to learn the skills of working with fabric and improve their dexterity. Not all employees have the capacity to do intricate and high skilled work such as stitching bags or weaving. It is also a good activity for senior artisans, some of whom have ill health issues such as dementia.

Some jewellery is made from seeds and other found objects.

Necklace made from seeds