Two weeks ago, Papercake went to a woodblock printing workshop organized by Japan Cultural Exchange in Amsterdam. It was two and half hours’ hard work but totally worth it! The workshop was instructed by Akane Mori from Takezasado studio established in 1891 in Kyoto, Japan.
A few days ago, we as PaperCake joined yearly Booking’s event for IT partners in Amsterdam. This social event was about gathering Booking’s foreign employees from the IT department and their partners. It is a big step to live abroad, therefore various workshops are held to help the partners know the Dutch culture, learn tips on finding jobs and connect to other various groups/organizations that interest them.
Last Wednesday (11th Feb 2015), I organized the first origami workshop of 2015! Thanks a lot to my colleague Olga’s help, the event went pretty well and everybody had lots of fun! Since the Valentine’s Day is approaching, I prepared 3 heart models for people to fold. We reserved a table on the first floor of a nearby cafe called P.King. The location is pretty center and it was nice and quiet, perfect for the workshop. Through our facebook page – PaperCake, we had 10 people joining the workshop in total. It was funny that a guy from Israel who happened to be there saw my folds on the table and just joined us and started folding.
Last Sunday, together with a colleague and her friend, I participated in the Sunday Market in Amsterdam Westergasfabriek. This market is organized every first Sunday of the month and many people with creative artworks and designs are presenting themselves there. This is the second time that we participated in it and it was lots of fun!
Back in October 2014, I participated in my first book binding workshop at Boekbinderij Papyrus in Leiden. It was a really lovely day and I enjoyed it a lot! Of course, I also made some simple booklets as my achievement.