Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.Just got back from an out-of-town trip and Wi-Fi was scarce on the beautiful island! Even brought my laptop with me but I guess I was meant to take a break and not think of blogging because my last resort a.k.a personal hotspot wasn’t working either. I’ve been meaning to blog about this event I attended two weeks back (not beauty-related, SHOCKER!) – it was all about Arts and Crafts. To give you a little perspective on my Art skillz~ — I was the girl in elementary who almost got an F in Art.
Look closer. Yes, those aren’t real flowers! They’re handmade bouquets crafted by Marielle Nadal-Reyes which are used for events such as weddings. Real weddings.
[one_half]Karla used to be a teacher. She is now a copy writer for Life At Caresharing. She also owns Damgo, which in Bisaya means dream, an online store where she sells her dreamcatchers. She’s a mother to 2 adorable kids – Isla and Kanta.[/one_half][one_half_last]Trey is an entrepreneur. She sells her own line of crochet yarn and craft supplies called Gantsilyo Guru. She’s also a full time crafter. She takes her tools of trade (her handy case of crochet hooks and yarns), everywhere she goes. She usually writes about her travels, discoveries and crafting.[/one_half_last]
Marielle is the founder of CraftMNL, a studio in Makati where crafters meet and do workshops together. They also organize small craft fairs for others to sell the own handcrafted items. Marielle also owns Yellow Bug Love, an online store where she sells hand crafted wedding decors.
[one_half]Len owns the fashion line called Filip+Inna, where her clothes are designed with traditional Filipino patterns from indigenous tribes which are cross stitched onto the clothes. Her brand gained global recognition as featured in Elle magazine and worn by Tory Burch and Amanda Hearts.[/one_half] [one_half_last]Candy is a production designer who enjoys knitting. She is the creative mind behind Knitting Expedition which aims to make knitted products by locals of Mt. Pulag. She also works with Ricefield Collective which is a group of women farmers from Uhaj, Banaue.[/one_half_last]
The Arts and Crafts Fair
During this launch, I was reminded of our take-home cross-stitch and crochet projects back in Grade School where I’d have sleepless lights doing 1/8 of the project. Only to enlist the help of my classmate’s grandmother (who loved to do crochet anyway) at the end of it all. I don’t know if it were my lack of artistic skills or patience (probably both) but I sincerely felt that I can not do any kind of art-related hobby to save my life.
Handcrafted is a fair both for those who want to start crafting and those who are already into crafting. To name a few crafts present in the event — embroidery, knotting, dreamcatcher–making, string art, knitting, crochet and cross-stitch. During the afternoon launch, 7 inspiring women crafters shared how they dared their minds to create and pushed their hobbies further into greater heights. You can meet these 7 empowering women during the event, get to talk to them and ask them countless questions! There are also free classes/workshops to be held during this two-day fair.
Out of the few crafts mentioned, I think I’m veering towards embroidery most. I feel like it’s the most impatient-friendly craft for me at the moment – I’m thinking I can use it to re-style and reinvent my old clothes. Are there any artsy crafty ones in here? Do share your hobby au choix!
See you at the event?
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