Friday, December 8, 2023

Free Amigurumi Workshop Opens To The Public


Free Amigurumi Workshop Opens To The Public

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Turning Over New Leaves, a free crochet art workshop for ages 16 and up, is slated for Saturday, June 17, 2023.

The hybrid activity aims to introduce young creatives and professionals into amigurumi, the Japanese art of crocheting small stuffed creatures.

A portmanteau of ami, which means knitted or crocheted, and nuigurumi, a tiny plush doll, the craft has become a significant part of the Japanese kawaii movement since ‘80s. With the growing fascination on all-things cute, it has likewise gained popularity in the West in the 2000s.

Ideal for those who wish to elevate their love for the flora, as well as hobbyists who want to explore a new recreational project, Turning Over New Leaves is a walk-through into the fundamentals of amigurumi.

The session will equip the learners with the skills and techniques in creating their very own dolls. They will work with simple patterns, which they can likewise use to kickstart their very own plush plant collection or business.

The workshop is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.

Turning Over New Leaves will be facilitated by crochet artist Sharon See. A former film and TV production designer, she started crocheting since she was 11 years old and has not stopped since. Her works have graced group shows.

Turning Over New Leaves is free and open to the public. It will be conducted onsite and online on Saturday, June 17, 2023, 2 p.m.

Interested participants may register through

MCAD is located at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Design + Arts Campus, Dominga Street, Malate, Manila. For more information, email

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