Dare Your Mind to Create with DMC’s Handcrafted Craft Fair

Who hasn’t heard of DMC threads? Their threads and yarns were especially popular back in the 90s when everyone had their hands busy with cross-stitching and other craft projects. Nowadays, however, craft-making has become more rare, with other activities keeping us preoccupied and busy. This is why DMC has created an initiative called the DMC Handcrafted, a craft fair with the main objective of bringing back the interest and joy in crafting and creating.

The DMC Handcrafted craft fair is set to happen from January 30 to February 1 at the Century City Mall Event Center. The event is free for all and everyone is welcome to join in on the fun and creativity. Expect a lot of handcrafted pieces available for purchase. The event will also allow you to whip up your own creative little projects, as DMC’s partner crafters will be there to hold workshops for those who want to learn new skills.

Meet DMC’s Partner Crafters: Karla Quimsing, Candy Reyes-Alipio, and Marielle Nadal-Reyes

A few days ago, I was able to meet six out of the seven DMC Partner Crafters, and provided inspiring stories not only about how they got started with crafting, but also how they continued to persevere, even after leaving their day jobs and secure posts in the corporate world. Cebu-based Karla Quimsing was previously a teacher, but is now working as a copywriter for Life at Caresharing. On the side, she owns Damgo, which is Bisaya for dream, an online store offering colorfully handcrafted dream catchers. Candy Reyes-Alipio is a production designer by day, and a passionate knitter for life. She doesn’t only knit for herself, as she is also the creative mind behind Knitting Expedition, an initiative aiming to teach the locals of Mt. Pulag the basics of creating knitted products. Founder of CraftMNL, Marielle Nadal-Reyes has been busy not only with the popular crafts studio in Makati, but also with her own online store called Yellow Bug Love, where she sells her handcrafted wedding decors and favors.

Marielle Nadal-Reyes and her handcrafted wedding bouquet

With a generation obsessed with instant gratification, crafts have taken a backseat in our list of activity choices and priorities. Crafts really do take time and effort. This is exactly why they make the best gifts, because the time and effort poured into a handicraft will always be priceless. If you’re thinking of taking up a new hobby for 2015, this might just be it! Book the last weekend of January for the DMC Handcrafted craft fair. Make new friends and learn new skills from the fair. Who knows, you might just discover a master crafter in you.-HANA

Gifts from DMC’s Partner Crafters. See you at DMC Handcrafted!

19 comments to Dare Your Mind to Create with DMC’s Handcrafted Craft Fair

  • Sarah  says:

    Back in those days when we have HELE projects, DMC is the most used and abused thread. Haha. I really have this thing for arts and crafts. Would love it if they hold a crafting workshop here in Davao.

  • Fernando Lachica  says:

    Nowadays, hard to find people who devote their time for handicrafts. This DMC is great in discovering our skills and talents into useful things.

  • Maureen  says:

    Wow that looks so pretty! I’m not very craft person but I admire those who enjoys it :D

  • R U S S  says:

    I have not heard of DMC in years! The last time I’ve seen one was back in grade school for Home Economics class. Ahaha. I like the handcrafted bouquet – it’s pretty and unique. Marielle, I think, is from my school.

  • hannah gee  says:

    this is right up my street i am a true craft at heart. I am also a florist by trade so this is beautiful to see. well done x

  • Raymond Vasquez  says:

    Perhaps I am a little old school, but I do love crafts like these. It’s always amazing to have items like these with efforts and time invested by the maker just to produce the best! I still wish the generation will learn to do these… so this kind of things won’t be extinct…

  • Prasad Np  says:

    Very creative project and the flowers looks so real. I am sure you need a lot of patience and skill to make them….

  • Jason Panuelos  says:

    Crafts are always fun and I love that DMC has events like this to promote more handmade beauties! :)

  • papaleng  says:

    My wife will surely love to attend this event. Me, I am only good at cross-stitching. ha,ha…

  • Tiffany Yong W.T. (tiffanyyongwt)  says:

    Making your own handcrafts is actually very calming and satisfying especially when you finally finish one piece! It’s actually rather sad to see how people nowadays prefer iPads and tech gadgets as gifts than hand made crafts!

  • Franc Ramon  says:

    DMC has been providing craft materials for years. This is a nice time to promote crafts made through DMC products.

  • Kelly Chin  says:

    I love the handcrafted wedding bouquet, it is so lovely. I wish to get that for my bestie wedding.

  • Katrina Centeno  says:

    I’d like to learn how to make those handmade bouquets. Manila is too far for me right now. I hope there is a workshop I can join when I visit in June. As part of my plan for 2015, I wanted to learn how make paper flowers, calligraphy and bento meals.

  • Manu Kalia  says:

    I need to share this to my wife. She loves flowers and craft. Perfect combination for Valentines Day.

  • Louise  says:

    I remember when I was in elementary, we used DMC for our, well, cross stitch projects then later on, we used to make friendship bracelets out of it. It’s actually nice to know the brand still exists and that they are doing efforts and sustaining handcrafts in this techy generation. I’ll definitely pass by between Jan 30 – Feb 1 :)

  • Eliz Frank  says:

    I admire people who spend time crafting things that can be worn, used in the home, or offered as gifts. This sounds like a great upcoming event.

  • Elana Khong  says:

    I love how those bouquet flowers look. Love ppl that are so talented to create craft.

  • Ron Leyba  says:

    DMC threads once took the 90s by storm. I still remember my Ates who hoard those yarns with different colors.

  • John  says:

    I admire people who are still into handicraft, given the fact that not so many people, I think, devote much of their time creating stuff using their hands.

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