Chirimen fabric is a crinkled fabric made by the weft threads being kept tighter than the warp threads during the weaving process. Weft threads are twisted as they are woven, resulting in an uneven texture.
Chirimen Handicraft is one of our popular workshops, in every workshop we use this fabric that is unique to Japan to create handicrafts like key chains, ornaments, or for this workshop it was a pouch.
The maximum number of participants for the workshop was filled within the first few hours of opening. We had full attendance of 19 participants on both days, with participants ranging from the age of 8 to those in their 60’s.
Although it was a difficult task, everyone completed making their pouches and were very happy with the product. There was even a group of 5 students who came all the way from Terengganu who participated in the workshop.
Many people are asking us to do another Chirimen Handicraft Workshop and we hope to do so again too! We will be sure to let you know on our Facebook and Website when we do, a big thank you to all those who participated.