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Pecosa, the craftswoman who gives work to Peruvian women

In my previous post I talked about the different physical and emotional benefits that crocheting amigurumis gives us.

This time I want to talk about how amigurumi can open new horizons in the professional field and how great things can be achieved with effort and perseverance.

This is the example of Katia Horbatiuk and “Pecosa” the amigurumis brand that she has created in Peru.

This young Ukrainian girl, passionate on crochet since she was a little girl, has turned her passion into a way of life and an entrepreneurial project that provides work for dozens of Peruvian women with difficulties accessing the labor market.

Proud to be a weaver, Katia began her project in 2013 through Facebook. Overwhelmed by the increasing number of requests she received, she sought help from other women, thus initiating an important training and employment program: “Pecosa en casa”.

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Crochet and Amigurumis as Therapy

Sometimes we forget that on the other side of a message there is a real person, of flesh and blood, with problems, concerns, in short, a life.

Through this passion that joins us, I have discovered that crocheting amigurumis is more than making a doll with yarn, hook and fiberfill.

Starting with myself, the amigurumis have helped me to improve my self-esteem and to cope with moments of great sadness or worry. They have been a distraction, a relief and on many occasions the necessary push that has prevented me from falling into discouragement.

Since I started this adventure, there have been many messages that I have received. Messages of all kinds, from daily consultations related to patterns, to thanks or congratulations, but without a doubt, the messages that move me most are those in which you make me a participant in the reasons that have led you to crochet amigurumis:

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Colors Spaceship Amigurumi Pattern

I like the idea of traveling through space, discover other planets, think that there are wonderful worlds inhabited by extraordinary beings … let the imagination fly …

But don’t you think the spaceships are a bit boring?

Are we going to travel through the universe on a sad gray spaceship?

Of course not!

I show you a new pattern: This fun colors spaceship that will be the envy of most intrepid captains.

With the one-piece crocheted hull and big other pieces, it´s the perfect toy for kids.

As in all my designs is completely soft and also, when using bright colors and highlighting the elements in black, we give it the appearance of a cartoon. Continue reading Colors Spaceship Amigurumi Pattern