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Highly skilled women have learned fabulous skills & create special needlework embroidery & weaving tablecloths, place-mats, napkins & carpets, etc., to provide income for their families. The Franciscan Sisters that operate this school hold a unique history of being responsive to local community needs throughout...More
The needlework is amazing and well worth the price the atelier asks if you know anything about needlework.
The workshop was closed for Labor Day, but we were happy to listen to how the wool is sourced, processed, and woven into rugs.
Proceeds benefit the...More
Do not go into this shop, and don't be fooled by the guidebooks that talk about nuns helping local women - this is a for-profit outfit, and these are NOT friendly nuns. When we visited, the owner of this place, Nicole, saw an opportunity to...More
Midelt seems to be in the midpoint between Fez and the desert town of Merzouga. We figured we'd stop for lunch, but our guidebook mentioned an embroidery workshop run by the last of the Franciscan nuns in an old convent in town. Nicole Debono continues...More