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To initiate a dialogue about the world's over-consumption of plastic, I'm traveling around India to teach classes on crocheting with plastic bags.
14 backers pledged $1,335 to help bring this project to life.

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Final Updates

Posted by Cristen Andrews (Creator)

This will be my final update on Kickstarter and I have two important things to mention:

For those of you in Austin, Texas… I will be giving a short presentation about my trip to India on October 6th.
Details here:
http://bagsbegone.com/2010/09/13/upcoming-presentation-at-hostelling-international-austin/

I recently received an email saying that Fatima, one of the women who learned crochet at the Dharavi workshop, has made her first full sized bag! Here's more about that:
http://bagsbegone.com/2010/09/12/fatimas-bag/

For continued project updates, you can always follow my blog, BagsBeGone.com. And if you want to ensure that you don't miss a post, just scroll to the bottom of the blog, find the email subscription section at the bottom of the blog, enter your email address, and hit "sign me up!"

-Cristen

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Back from India!

Posted by Cristen Andrews (Creator)

Miguel and I just returned from our 2-month trip to India!

Thanks to all the wonderful people and organizations we met met along the way (and of course all you great folks who helped kickstart our trip), we managed to teach 13 formal workshops, several more informal ones, and I estimate that 600-700 people learned the basics of plastic bag crochet.

For a more detailed update, check this link:
http://bagsbegone.com/2010/09/12/back-from-india/

*Also...for those backers who we owe rewards, you'll be receiving them shortly!
Thanks!
:)

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Recent Events

Posted by Cristen Andrews (Creator)

It's been a busy week. Check out my blog post below to see what I've been up to:

http://bagsbegone.com/2010/07/20/plastic-bag-crochet-in-india-events-this-past-week/

Made it to Mumbai!

Posted by Cristen Andrews (Creator)

We made it safely to India a few days ago!

Here's my blog post about the plastic bag workshop we taught today at an elementary school in Mumbai:
http://bagsbegone.com/2010/07/10/plastic-bag-crochet-workshop-at-met-rishikul-vidyalaya/

And here's the flyer we made:
http://bagsbegone.com/2010/07/05/plastic-bag-recycling-flyer/

-Cristen

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Thanks!

Posted by Cristen Andrews (Creator)

Thanks to you guys, I have surpassed my funding goal!
And I'll be in India next week.
:)

I have workshops in Mumbai already scheduled every day from July 10-14 and I'm waiting to finalize the dates on a few more.

In preparation for the trip, I have also accumulated more than 200 crochet hooks.

For more updates, you can always check out my site (BagsBeGone.com), where I will be posting details as the trip progresses.

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