Last few weeks ago, I went to the Art & Crafts Guild (ACG) Potluck Steamboat party in conjunction to ACG's 18th birthday at Jane's (our ACG president's) place. We had so much fun talking, munching, sharing ideas & prezzie swap. Each of us need to bring an item handmade by ourselves for the swap & I brought my crochet beaded double wrap bracelet for the swap.
Double wrap crochet beaded bracelet, black with blue shinny beads.
The ACG 18th Birthday cake!
I was lucky enough to get some yummy thread from Kak Zarina, who is the only one that I know who dyes her own thread! Her hand dyed thread (HDT) have really nice colours! The name of this thread is Orchid Garden. Check out her blog for more of her work checkout ConcerningZarina. I tried to crochet some flower with the thread and here's the outcome.
It took me quite a while to finish this small flower! The size is around 3cm in diameter. I just love the colour! =D
It was my first time joining a sew along bag organizer which was organized by a crafty group that I joined a few months back. Most of the members do sewing & they have really nice sewing machine compare to me which I have non. Although I'm planning to buy one in the future but it won't be too soon =) Anyway, here's what I did for the sew along, a hand sewn bag organizer:
I made a size that can fit my work bag that I use everyday. I've used a cereal box for the inner part & cover it with some denim fabric. I also sew both side with some pockets for small & loose items.
Hey guys! It's been quite a while I have not update any post in my blog as I was quite busy with my work, orders & some preparation for workshops.
Our National Textile Museum (near dayabumi) is sponsoring free workshops for all (*limited to 20 participants each session) by The Arts & Crafts Guild members. I'm taking the baton from CrazeePatches to do the Furoshiki workshop due to her tight schedule. If you guys wanna let how to use Furoshiki as a bag/pouch or even some decorative wrap using the Furoshiki, do come to my workshop on the 17th & 18th December at the museum.
I learned about Furoshiki while I was in Japan & always go crazy on the colourful & pretty fabrics available in the shops! As it's hard to get the Japanese Furoshiki (expensive too) any cloth available or even scarf will do.
Anyways, here the latest schedule of the upcoming free weekend workshop by ACG members:
19 Nov SAT 10am-1pm In Love with Beading - Flower Ring - Eva Ng 19 Nov SAT 2pm-5pm Shibori (Japanese textile art) - Fatimah Chik
20 Nov SUN 10am-1pm Recycled Weaving - Bremen Wong 20 Nov SUN 2pm-5pm In Love with Beading - Bracelet / Charm - Eva Ng
3 Dec SAT 10am-1pm Smocking with Hand Embroidery - Nirwana 3 Dec SAT 2pm-5pm Recycled Denim -What can u do with a pair of old jeans?- Norlie
4 Dec SUN 10am-1pm Smocking with Hand Embroidery - Nirwana 4 Dec SUN 2pm-5pm Recycled Denim -What can u do with a pair of old jeans? - Norlie
17 Dec SAT 10am-1pm Furoshiki - Japanese Fabric Wrap & Carry all - MisFydKrafts 17 Dec SAT 2pm-5pm Handmade Stamp on Fabric - Ellie Ng
18 Dec SUN 10am-1pm Silk-screen Printing and Resist - Ellie Ng 18 Dec SUN 2pm-5pm Furoshiki - Japanese Fabric Wrap & Carry all - MisFydKrafts