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Thursday July 19, 2018
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From Shanghai to Cebu: Pop up craft workshops

Photo from Craft'd Shanghai Facebook page.

CRAFT'D Shanghai, a China-based craft company, is set to run series of pop up workshops in Cebu City from June 22 to 24.

The company, owned by Cebuana Mae Rudillas and British business partner Natalie Cradick, started four years ago in Shanghai, China, giving craft workshops and setting up parties for kids and adults.

"We came up with the idea (craft classes) because we went to a craft studio to learn painting and it was all in Chinese. And there was very little socializing so we decided to open our own studio with the idea of doing crafts while socializing," Rudillas said.

The success for the craft company took off fast as it was the only one of its kind in Shanghai.

"Thankfully, ever since we started, we have received a wide support from the expat community," said Rudillas, adding that they have welcomed around 40 different nationalities in their studio.

And now, Rudillas and Cradick are taking their unique pop up workshops to Cebu City.

"We decided it would be amazing to share our love for crafting with my fellow Cebuanos. And hopefully empower women to turn their passion in business," Rudillas said.

Participants will learn how to make Kumihimo jewelry, dreamcatcher, natural cosmetics, soaps, and a lot more.

Craft'd Shanghai will also be giving a special lime-making class for children six years old and above.

"Our aim is for them to acquire enough skills to either turn what they learned into a hobby or even a possible business," Rudillas said.

The price for workshops ranges from P1,200 to P1,800, inclusive of all materials and P200 worth of meal voucher.

On June 22, the venue will be at Dessart Cafe in Barangay Kasambagan, Panagdait, Cebu City, while on June 23 and 24, the workshops will be held at Yolk Cafe in Barangay Mabolo.

For more inquiries message Craft'd Shanghai on Facebook (@craftdshanghai) or visit www.craftdshanghai.com/cebu-popup/. (PR)


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