Celebrating The Work of Our Hands

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Craft MNL is a community of artisans, crafters, designers, and creative entrepreneurs who learn, create, share and celebrate the work of our hands. We try to give encouragement and support to crafters from all over the metro (and hopefully soon all around the country) by providing a virtual space for folks to be able to see the other crafters/craft studios/craft events in their respective neighborhoods. By doing so, we want to see just how extensive the passion for the handmade is in various cities. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hypermom/8505324025/

We believe in the process of making things as a metaphor for actualizing things, and believe that once people get to think of what they want to do or create, then take actual steps towards making their concept a reality, then it’s just a matter of a bit more practice to get down to even bigger things. And with bigger things, who knows what crazy-awesome things folks will be cooking up …all from the beginnings of the simple granny square.

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Craft MNL is a venue to share skills, tips, craft leads, and challenges with artisans, to learn from each other, and to collectively discover more about craft, including Philippine traditional craft, its methods, and about local materials. We have a cozy workshop space where we regularly concoct things to do, so do check out the various workshop schedules, take a bit of time to get to know the generous crafters who share what they know, learn new things, and warm up those fine motor skills.

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From sewing, felting, and embroidery to printmaking and woodcraft, to weaving local threads and fibers of our traditional craft history, to brewing craft beer, we view the work of our hands as a way we can share our views, tastes, experiences, and aesthetics with each other, and hopefully cultivate an appreciation for the handmade and handcrafted design.

Craft MNL is a co-presentor of Mommy Mundo’s Expo Kid 5, the Ultimate Summer Activity Fair!

CRAFT MNL WORKSHOP SCHEDULES FOR FEBRUARY, MARCH, & APRIL 2013

Registration for any of the workshops can be done via our Facebook page, or the website. Or you can simply send an email to Nikki at hello@craftmnl.com.

Art Prints: Intro to screen printing on paper w/ Hocus Remaining session Dates & Time Slots: February 28, 2013 6.30 -9.30pm Venue: Craft MNL, The Collective. 7274 Malugay St. Makati City Workshop Fee: Php 2,500 • All materials will be provided in this session • Maximum of 5 participants • Participants get to expose their own screens, make prints, and bring home screen + squeegee

Stamptabulous: A tie-dye and stamped scarf making session with Yellowbuglove Date: March 9, 2013 Time (2 sessions): 2-5pm Venue: Craft MNL, The Collective. 7274 Malugay St. Makati City Workshop fee: 1,500 • Participants get to dye scarves and stamp em’! Each Participant gets 3 scarves to play with, and dye any which way they want. Up to 6 participants per session!

Screen-eh-Malaya: A movie-inspired poster screenprinting session with Hocus Dates and Times: • March 10, 9 AM – 12 NN • March 10, 2 PM – 5 PM • March 14, 6:30 PM – 9 PM Workshop Fee: 2,500 / participant • Max. 4 per session • Output: 11×17 prints on paper / posters • Participants get to expose their own screens, make poster prints • Additional charge of Php700 to take home the screen

Paper, Cut, Love! : A MAKEshift session on making sustainable paper jewelry w/ Junk Studio Date: March 16, 9 AM – 1 PM Workshop Fee: Php 850 • Make Decoupage Jewelry and paper beads with Nikki of Junk Studio! Recycle paper into something pretty and functional. Workshop fee is inclusive of all materials and jewelry making components.

Clearly So: An intro to Jewelry resin casting with Junk Studio Date: March 23 & 24, 2013 (2 day workshop) Time slot: • Afternoon class: 2pm- 5pm Venue: Craft MNL, The Collective. 7274 Malugay St. Makati City Workshop Fee: Php 3,600 • 2 day workshop • All materials will be provided in this session • Maximum of 7 participants • Participants get to take home Class Kit (Includes resin solution, mixing cups and sticks)

Hello Dolly: A Waldorf doll-inspired doll making workshop with Jacklyn Zapatos of I.am.handmade Date: March 23, with two time slots to choose from: 9 AM – 12 NN OR 2 PM – 5 PM • Learn how to make you very own Waldorf-inspired dolls in this basic doll construction workshop. • Workshop is inclusive of materials.

Rubber Sole: Rubber cut printing with Fara Manuel Date: March 24, with two time slots to choose from: 9 AM – 12 NN OR 2 PM – 5 PM Workshop Fee: Php 1,200 • Make relief prints that can be turned into postcards, or frame them to make a handmade addition to any wall. Workshop Materials will be included in this session

Home Decor Stenciling workshop with Ver Coronel Date: March 16, 2 – 5 PM Workshop Fee: To be announced • In this collaboration between stencil artisit Ver Coronel, Craft MNL and Dekahon, participants get to stencil a small cardboard furniture item. Think kiddie chairs, rocking chairs and desktop organizers!

Palaspas: Palm leaf weaving techniques with Elmer Nocheseda Date: March 30, 10:30 AM – 1 PM Venue: The Forum, 4th Floor, Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street Workshop Fee: PHP 350 • Craft MNL’s first heritage workshop brings you a session on learning native palm leaf weaving techniques. Relive your childhoods with this session, as we play with woven stars, balls, and fish. • Learn weaving techniques that you can apply to accessories, decor and functional items. Perfect for creatives who’d like to learn this heritage craft to apply with a modern twist.

APRIL WORKSHOPS Get Listed: A How-to on setting up your own online craft business Date: April 6, 10 AM – 4 PM Workshop Fee: Php 1,200 • Nikki of Junk Studio shares her own experiences, and gives how-tos on setting up your own Etsy Shop! Share your own handmade love with intenational buyers and turn your hobby into a full-fledged online business! • My Marquee will also show how to set up shop in one of the country’s fastest growing online handmade market places (mymarquee.ph) • Pedala will share on how to get your goods around Metro Manila in a speedy and environmentally friendly way.

KIDDIE SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Every Tuesday of April: Kiddie Upcycling Crafts Age group: 5-10 years old Activities: • April 2 – Decoupages Treasure Box • April 17 – Decoupaged Picture Frames • April 24 – Upcyled Clocks out of CDs • April 30 – Upcycled Eraser Stamps Time: 10 AM – 12:30 PM Single Workshop Price: Php 850 Entire Workshop Package Price: Php 3,400 (4 workshops) EARLY BIRD PROMO: Early sign ups will get a 10% discount for single workshops/15% discount for the entire workshop package. Valid until March 15.

Every Thursday of April: Animal-themed Crafts Age group: 5-10 years old Activites: • April 4 -Yarn Pom Pom Animals • April 11 – Basic Origami • April 18 – Taka Horse Painting • April 25 – Animal Mask painting Time: 10 AM – 12:30 PM Single Workshop Price: Php 850 Entire Workshop Package Price: Php 3,400 (4 workshops) EARLY BIRD PROMO: Early sign ups will get a 10% discount for single workshops/15% discount for the entire workshop package. Valid until March 15.

Every Tuesday of May: Kiddie Illustrated Books Age group: 7-10 years old Activities: • May 7 -Creating/Writing a Story • May 13-May Basic Illustration • May 20-May Basic Layouting • May 28-May Book Binding

Time: 10 AM – 12:30 PM Entire Workshop Package Price: Php 3,400 *this is a 4-course workshop package EARLY BIRD PROMO: 15% discount for the entire workshop package. Valid until March 15.

Every Thursday of May: Fabric Crafts Age group: 5-10 years old Activities: • May 8 -Tote Bag Illustration • May 16-Tshirt Decorating with Stamps • May 23-Tshirt Dyeing • May 30-Canvas Painting Time: 10 AM – 12:30 PM Single Workshop Price: Php 950 Entire Workshop Package Price: Php 3,800 (4 workshops) EARLY BIRD PROMO: Early sign ups will get a 10% discount for single workshops/15% discount for the entire workshop package. Valid until March 15.

WEBSITE/ www.craftmnl.com EMAIL/ yelle@craftmnl.com or hello@craftmnl.com MOBILE/ +63917.8040553 (Yelle) FACEBOOK/ facebook.com/CraftMNL TWITTER/ @CraftMNL INSTAGRAM/ @CraftMNL ADDRESS/ Unit Y, The Collective, 7274 Malugay St., Brgy. San Antonio, Makati City 1203