Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Plushie Supplies

A list of ressources
by Pheleon

Where do you get your materials?

I've been asked this question one too many times, so I think it's about time that I give the LONG answer.

Firstly, I inherited my grandmother's and mother's collection of fabric, so there is a lot of stuff that I use that can no longer be found (or I can't even tell you what it's called because there are no labels). I've also been collecting my own stash for the past decade, and they include fabrics that are even hand-dyed by yours truly (also making them one-of-a-kind).

Secondly, I try to recycle and re-use the most I can.  Mostly old clothes where the fabic is still in top shape, but the style or size is outdated and just doesn't fit (in which case, I just cut it up and make it into something more useful!).  Search your house. You might find lots of handy things.

Thirdly, if you're really starting from zero or simply cannot find the right material in your collection, it's probably time that you go and buy it! Where? Here's my LONG answer....

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Arashi Daiko Workshop

So today I delved into yet a new (and very different) activity: Taiko drumming!

Image taken from Montreal Mirror

The workshop was organised by Montreal's Taiko group, Arashi Daiko. http://www.arashidaiko.org/home/home.htm