Recently, the Embroidery Enthusiasts, a group of Filipino hand embroidery artists and enthusiasts alike in which I am a part of,Β  has just concluded it’s first exhibit dubbed as “Art in a Hoop: An Embroidery Art Exhibit”. It ran from Dec 16th to 20th at HUB: Make Lab, Escolta, Manila.

It’s a first for us as a group, where 9 members have participated, and a first also of its kind in the country. We are very much proud and really glad of this accomplishment! πŸŽ‰

Each embroidery artist displayed their own style and expressed their stories and heart with every stitch. December month is a very busy season and each one pushed, finished their pieces and have to go through late nights, even skip sleep and brave the Manila traffic (some coming from very far off locations) just to make this feat happen. And our hard work paid off! Where many of us was able to sell their pieces and even just to see our embroidery work on display for the public to see is a heartfelt and beautiful thing!! πŸ˜„

I originally planned to display 3 pieces, but I got to the point that I couldn’t finish even 1 piece. I had to finish a lot of other things (work deadlines, workshop and orders), but I have to really push myself. And I’m glad I did and was able to finish one! Yey! That’s one of those times that you’re just very happy and very tired to just have something done, even just one. And that one piece means a lot to me πŸ’– (Here’s a link to my piece)

A big congrats to everyone! You guys did an amazing and beautiful work!! Thankful for each one’s effort (shout out to Mel for heading this one! πŸ‘), to our venue, for the clients, for everyone who supported us and to God, ultimately, who gave us creativity, this opportunity and the skills to do every art piece.

Here’s the roster of artists and their IG account links. Feel free to check their work and do follow them!

Roman Nikko Ralph
Margareth Lim
Miryam Tolentino
Mel Mayol
Dhonna Domingo
Joyce Mallare
Vad Mayores
Lynette Capulso
Sarrah, heartily yours πŸ’›

A photo of the exhibit with the some of the exhibitors:

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"The Embroidery Enthusiasts" Art in a Hoop: An Embroidery Art Exhibit Congratulations, guys! Though we had no clue what we were doing and how we're going to do it, we pulled it off! Thank you for being such wonderful co-exhibitors. This wouldn't have been possible if not for your patience, dedication and determination to make it happen. I feel big things are coming our way in 2020. MaArte Fair, here we come! Cheers to us! Our first but definitely not our last! πŸŽ‰ From left to right: Roman Nikko Ralph, Margareth Lim, Miryam Tolentino, Mel Mayol, Dhonna Domingo Amazing exhibitors not present: Joyce Mallare @joyceannmallare , Vad Mayores @vmmodernembroidery , Lynette Capulso @duodecimal_ , Sarrah Villegas @heartilyhandcrafted

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As a group, we are eager to inspire more people through embroidery and share our love for this craft. Make sure you checkout our accounts in Instagram and in Facebook.

Have a blessed Christmas season everyone and a happy new year! πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ„βœ¨