What: A local stitching group composed of filipinos from all over the metro (and beyond)
Where: Meets at the DMC shop in Megamall
When: every 4th saturday of the month.
Goal: To help spread the love of cross stitching.
Fact: This was our FIRST meeting and it was a success!!! :D
|My favorite shot of the day. We call this the "YOUNG ONE and the ONCE YOUNG"|
It just shows that the love of cross stitching is for everyone. Little Nina is 8 and Mamila is 63. Both proud and happy members of our local stitching club Ekis@Karayom.
Of course, as always, what stitchy get-together would be complete without food? We had a massive potluck resulting in a fiesta... it was such a big spread, people kept going back for seconds, thirds, fourths... (I know I went back for Rene's spaghetti at "least" 4 times).
Nothing cements bonding better than food. And after the food... it's free for all. People overcame their shyness and asked the stitchperts to show them the how-tos of cross stitching. Little circles, group sessions were made on the spot.
Basically, it was a riot. A fun, happy riot where people not only learned new tricks but built friendships. I've heard people say they can't wait for next months E@K Meet.
Here are some pictures of what went down that day. Just to give you an idea of what we plan to do.
|Everyone is listening in on Honey as she gives an impromptu tutorial.|
|One on one tutorial.|
|Tutorial by Honey.|
But be ready... the first thing people usually do is FLIP IT to check out the back. Hence the tutorials.... everyone wants to know how to do a neat back.
|Check out Honey's SAP order. (stitch-a-picture)|
|And look at her back!|
|Rene's WIP of Amorsolo's Waling-Waling.|
|Little Nina and her mum Jen. Love of stitching gets passed on from one generation to the next.|
|Meet two of the friendliest shopkeepers ever. DMC's Rose and Jean.|
|Little Nina getting a tutorial from Big Nina|
|Some had already left by the time we got this picture going... but it was a full fun day.|
|One of the members, Tet, couldn't make it and sent over brownies and butterscotch bars (yum!). The fun part, she sent a note and decorated each bar with an X. That's 36 bars!!|
|Trix showing off one of her WIPs|
|Checking out the back of Mickey Mouse.|
|Honey teaching the very basics|
|Tutorial session with Honey.|
|Honey starting off with the basics, the right length of thread.|
|The Panda and Panda-girl.|
No, he doesn't stitch. But he's fully supportive and that's what counts.
What is E@K for?
We want to spread the love for cross stitching and OOMPH up the skill level of each one.
And basically, to find friends who enjoy the same thing as we do. :)