Road Side Shanty

This is my road side shanty, where I sell my handmade pouches. The pouches are useful to store precious items and stash your smart phone beautifully. I don’t set prices, it’s up to you what you want to donate. Because I want to grow, gain attention and built something bigger. This is what ignited my thoughts: A peek behind woman in disadvantaged situations.

I would like you to have a look at what I made from findings along the road and I invite you to lighten my load.

Cherry Garden


This would be a pouch to store all sort of items, best not to stagger around too much with, and preferable with a separate drawstring bag. But I was out of patience to add any addition to it. The smell of this pouch is quite robust and enchanting (no trace of glue, solely roaming animal odor). Worked on in Argentina and Chile. Used materials: faded jeans, worn out legging (as liner), cacti needle, goat hair, sheep hair, bicycle repair glue, embroidery threads. Measurement: 15 x 19 cm/5.91 x 7.48 inch.

Alpaca Wooly SHIPPED


Items such as expensive brushes could be rolled into, or lightweight tools, or even a small flexible solar panel. You see, it hás to be useful somehow. The best of all is the purity and softness of this piece, to press it against your face is an experience of heavenly spheres. Worked on in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Used materials: blue jeans, worn tank top (as liner), alpaca wool, glass beads, embroidery threads, regular yarn, ready-made sheep wool yarn. Measurement: 40 x 25 cm/15.75 x 9.84 inch.


Eucalyptus SHIPPED


With cycling through boring countries planted with eucalyptus forests I soon had a new design ready. I wanted it to be quick so I wouldn’t spend half a year on one design. An ultra simple pouch with drawstring to close it. Inspired on a most simple design, as how I remembered it, carried by poor elderly people in India. Worked on in Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina. Used materials: faded workman clothing, old T-shirt (as liner) and embroidery threads. I used an eucalyptus leave as pattern. Measurement: 18 x 16 cm/7.09 x 6.30 inch.

Paraguayan Pride


Made on the road in Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. I used hemp cotton from Nepal (which I brought with me back home) on which I embroidered lama wool found in Argentina, deer tail hair and wild skunk pig -peccary- hairs from Paraguay. The closing cord is braided from my own old sun-faded blouse, as well as the lining of the pouch. Measurements (closed): 20 x 12.5 centimeter/ 7.87 x 4.92 inch.


Skunky Lava


Made on the road in Argentina and Chile. The strongly faded seam in the pouch is from a short lying in the desert. My eyes immediately were attracted to the purple, so picked it up despite its faded parts. It took me three different trials before I came with the globe as design to fill up with skunk peccary hairs. The inside of the pouch is made from a black T-shirt which I found along the road and has a long draw string with a lava stone attached to both ends. The inside pouch is double the size as the outside, to fold your stuff into. I thought it a nice, different way of safe keeping your USB sticks. Measurements: 13 x 8,5 x 2 centimeter/5.12 x 3.35 x 0.79 inch.

Naive Native


Made on the road in Peru and Chile. I used hemp cotton from Nepal again and embroidered it with regular thread but in an ancient native design I’ve seen in a museum in Peru. The lining is made from my own legging I cycled in for a few years. The bottom is made from a curtain I found along the road. The green draw string is thread from a small town in the semi desert in Paraguay. Measurements: 15 x 14 centimeter/ 5.91 x 5.51 inch.

Soft Shell


Made on the road in Chile and Argentina. Created from my own broken pair of trousers. The orange lining is from a T-shirt I found along the road on Ruta 40 in Argentina. This pouch would work nice to keep your money, and a smaller smart phone. It is embroidered in- and outside with the pattern of a shell I found in the Atacama desert of Chile. It has a macramé cord to close the pouch. Measurements (closed): 13,5 x 8.5 centimeter/5.31 x 3.35 inch.

Pouch 1a-001

Stash your Cash


Made on the road in Chile. Created from my own old and broken pair of trousers and a found short along the desert road in Atacama. Made for safekeeping your credit-cards and some cash in your bra. The longer drawstring may be knotted on your bra, so you won’t lose it. That’s how I secure my money and so do many women all over the world. Measurements: 11 x 7 centimeter/ 4.33 x 2.76 inch.

You may offer, and I will send you the requested, extraordinary, nomadic fashioned, fully hand-made pouch.

Don’t forget to fill in the form as it is handy to know to whom and where I have to send the item.

Mind you: please add the costs of postal service.

Post 1 is about the creation of these pouches towards and along the Atacama desert.

Post 2 is about what I have made on the road to and in Patagonia

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