I could have listened to her for hours telling yarns of her adventures with the Masai, Nubian etc. which she peppered with a wonderful sense of humour. She taught locals how to print and ran groups which then sold textile work to tourists and helped them keep alive some of their traditions which are being eroded away through political unrest and economic instability.
She's back in the UK and, illustrating a great example of transfer of skills, is teaching about Africa in schools here and at textile groups and making her own beautiful prints and quilts. http://www.swahili-textiles.com/I thought I might make my daughter a little elephant picture for her room with this print.