All Rounded Benefits of Cross Stitching

Brian Kanene2019/2019


Nairobi, Kenya

Some of the women supported by the Carakana Program share their story in this documentary: Through stitching, the program participants have been able to;
1. Increase on their skills for livelihoods
2. Diversify their streams of income
3. Improve quality of their lives by the income generated and
4. Improve their health by managing stress.
Carakana supports marginalized women using the art of cross stitching. Women in prisons, people living with disabilities and those recovering from substance abuse generate an income by converting needle and a thread into a beautiful pattern. Cross-stitch is a form of sewing and a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which a stitch is made by crossing two threads in the form of an X. The stitches are of uniform size and appearance.Traditionally, cross-stitch was used to embellish items like household linens, tablecloths and dishcloths. In modern days, the patterns are stitched on pieces of fabric and hanged on walls for decoration framed or unframed.


  • Title: All Rounded Benefits of Cross Stitching
  • Creator: Brian Kanene
  • Date Created: 2019/2019
  • Location Created: Kenya
  • Type: Documentary
  • Original Source: Carakana
  • ID:: Brian Kanene

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