Feelin’ Crafty, mama? These Classes Are For You
Fancy taking a break and getting your hands busy with some crafts, mamas? We’re taking it beyond the primary school classrooms because these craft classes are definitely adult-friendly! Pinterest may be the home to all things DIY and everything pretty, but there’s more to getting crafty than following a step-by-step pictorial. Going out into the real world lets you grab the opportunity to meet new people over crafty lessons like calligraphy, miniature food accessories and even fabric printing! You’ll never know how fun it could be (and how good you could be at it) until you try.
Always wondered how your printed t-shirts got those awesome graphics splashed across them? The sisters behind Fictive Fingers will show you just how you can start creating your own prints on everything from shirts to totes and pouches using silk screen techniques. Complete with detailed step-by-step demos and a starter kit you can bring home for all your printing needs, you can even start showing your little ones how it’s done once you’ve completed their Fabric Printing Basics class.
Fictive Fingers, 317 Geylang Road, Singapore 389356, www.fictivefingers.com
Founded by graphic design-trained Joanne, Letter J Supply has been getting lots of traction for their involvement in the increasingly popular appreciation for elegant, modern calligraphy. Alongside stocking prints and original art pieces in retail stores, Joanne also holds workshops focused on brush writing and calligraphy. It’s the latter that has gotten so many people to come aboard the calligraphy train and create their own Pinterest-worthy ‘life quote’ masterpiece. Try your hand at a different kind of penmanship!
Melly of Greenlaundry and her pom poms are so cute, people never get tired of making different varieties of it at every workshop! Her specialties are mini fruits and plush characters like those of the iconic Japanese cartoon, My Neighbour Totoro. Sassy Singapore Editor Liyana is a big fan of Melly’s creations herself and she can’t stop gushing over her work! Make yourself one, or gift it to a BFF. If you’re worried about your not-so-nifty fingers, fret not because Melly is a really patient teacher!
Have a penchant for all things miniature (or got a toddler who does)? Get your fix with Pigbakesclay, a homegrown label that offers handcrafted jewellery and accessories in the form of miniature food and desserts. We also love how they often incorporate Singaporean elements in their designs, modelling accessories after traditional local foods like ang ku kueh, tutu kueh and just to jog your childhood memory, ‘fancy gems’! They hold workshops on these miniature food accessories every once in a while, so it’s great to keep a look out for their next one!
If you love yourself some leather goods, chances are making a wallet or even shoes is right up your alley! Find out how you can make your own handmade leather wallet or shoes with Maketh Project in their workshop with ready-to-go templates and only the highest quality of materials. How many people can strut around in a pair of brogues and brag that they made them themselves?