Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Last week my brother commissioned me to make a bag, a wrislet and a mini pouch which he needs by tomorrow. Luckily for me I managed to finish them today without any major mishap.

I used my foam stamps for the red on white pattern.

More stamped pattern on the other side.

Instead of making my usual tote, I added a pleat, a single long strap and gusset.

All boxed up and waiting for pick-up!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Batik Sarong Terengganu Project - Part 2: Bags and KLPac

It's been a crazy few days. Right now it's 10.08 am local time and I am supposed to be at the Yayasan Sime Darby Arts FestivalKL Pac with some bags I have made from the batik. I'm not there. Obviously. Yikes! The Batik Sarong Terengganu Project team have been there since 8.30 this morning setting up their booth - Teja Batik Workshop. They will be conducting a batik demonstration and other activities, so come on over if you are free. They will be there today and tomorrow.

It was so hard choosing which ones to cut up first. They look so good just hanging on the walls.

I started with the red polka dot piece that is now a half done bag on the right.

All cut up with interfacing ironed on. Waaaa!


The only bag I managed to get done! At 16.5" X 14.5" it's the largest bag I've made so far and the first with pockets.


See ya at the Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival, KL Pac!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Batik Sarong Terengganu Project - Part 1

Last weekend TIMI was invited to join the Batik Sarong Terengganu Project to meet the last few surviving wax resist batik cap makers. I will share with you what we learnt on the trip in the coming posts. But in the meantime enjoy a peek at some gorgeous Batik Sarong Terengganu. 

The toddler happily wrapping herself up in a sample piece.

Our stash! Some of which will be exhibited at the National Textile Museum, Kuala Lumpur.

The pieces above and below are from Wan Mahadi Wan Ismail's workshop. Wan Mahadi Wan Ismail also happens to be a renowned copper wares maker.

Something more contemporary. Baby blue polka dots!

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