Japanese Handicraft for Dummies

Sunday, July 06, 2008

It was already 9.30am when we boarded the train at Asia Jaya. I kept on telling myself, "We're gonna be late, we're gonna be late!". It takes about 40 mins to arrive at Ampark Park where we'll head to Menara Citibank for our workshop. The fact that we'll be late can't be avoided as I woke up 50 mins later of my scheduled wake-up time. Sis was already awake but busy enjoying cornflakes in front of the TV while Mum was err...doing her chores, I think. By the time I was ready, I was waiting for the both of them instead -_-. Mum went for shower while sis only started washing her cereal bowl & packing her bag. Geez.

There's no way you can miss the tall building once you take the exit from Ampark Park leading to Nikko Hotel. The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur (JFKL) is situated on the 30th floor. Yup, it's THAT high up. Your ears will start cracking & hurt a little when you take the lift 30 floors up & down. I'm not surprised as it wasn't my first time here. Been here twice many years back & the 3rd time was last Fri to collect the tickets to the workshop.

Once we arrived, each participant is given a piece of cloth which looks like this.

We were supposed to do a back-stitch along the vertical & diagonal lines to secure the two different coloured fabrics. As you can see here, I'm struggling trying my very best to sew the two pieces together XD.

After the stitching was done, the piece of fabric is to be folded into half & pinned together like the pic below. We were told to sew along the lines on the upper & lower part of the fabric.

Next, the fabric is flipped over to reveal the top side. This is how the finished product should look like.

TA-DAA! Behold, the masterpiece of dodgy workmanship XD

As we left the buiding, we chanced upon this really nice sports car. We had to take a pic of it cuz it's super cool.

Porsche Cayman (not sure if it's the latest model *shrugs*)

Overall, I really enjoyed the workshop. It really kept my mind busy & made me forget lots of things that I dun wish to recall. You guys are right, getting myself busy is the only way to recover quick. ^^