If you are visiting Boquete, please consider bringing some much needed items for the indigenous people - the Ngobe - materials to make blankets, etc or store bought items that are very much in need. Thank you.
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Welcome, Alecia! Bienvenidos! As one who is bi-craftual, may I say that there is always room in our "circle" for crocheters. The Boquete Knitters and Quilters is a tri-cultural group with ex-pat, Latina and Ngabe-Bugle knitters working together to make baby things donated through various clinics in the district to the babies in need. Yarn is available here, but is lower quality and higher price. Our organization/charity generally orders mass quantities from the States once or twice a year. We prefer to work with acrylics, as clothing is often washed in the rivers and beaten on rocks. Between afternoon rains and generally high humidity, we've learned that cotton just does not dry quickly. When we order, we tend towards Caron Simply Soft, Lion Brand Pound of Love, some of the softer Red Heart yarns, and things like that. Bring your sewing machine (have it serviced before you come) and all your thread. Thread can be hit or miss down here. Hope this helps!
Have a big bag of it in my closet and friends who knit I'll check with. Will touch base with you later to figure out how to get it to you. Blessings
We will be visiting in June. What kind of items are needed?
Jeannie, you are an angel! You can bring it to the Tuesday Market held at the BCP and give it to Irene "The Book Lady" Haines, or contact me, Brandy, at 6846-3224. And thank you so very much!
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