Having you tried doing something new for the first time? This post marks another first for us!
Arm Knitting at FIDA
Last April 15 (Sab’s birthday as well), we were invited by FIDA Sewing and Arts School in Silang, Cavite to be with them at their open house event. Luckily, we were also invited to join the arm knitting workshop. We were taught by the lovely Leanne. I honestly admire her for the patience in dealing with my leftie problems.
|This is what will greet you when you enter.|
It as quite an adventure for us since it’s our first time to explore another part of Cavite which is not very familiar to us. But the adventure was worth it since we got to meet amazing people who are gifted and enthusiastic about arts and crafts like us. Oh and btw, I was with Sab of The Sab Stuff (and her boyfriend) and with Yen of DnY Arts and Crafts.
|Open House Sign|
We were greeted by so many artsy stuff there. Up to the food which were served on cute paper cups and some were place on palettes!
|Cookies + cupcakes + corn + nuts + gummy bears|
|Their customized cookies, very yummy butter cookies and icing!|
The Arm Knitting Workshop
|Leftie Problems / WIP|
For the workshop proper, Leanne taught us knitting but not just the ordinary type. We were taught to knit without the needles or hooks but with our arms! Yes, with our arms! The project was to make our very own scarf through arm knitting. Leanne told us about this video tutorial on Youtube wherein a person does knitting with her arms and we were all flabbergasted about that.
We were asked to pick the colors for our yarns. I had the blue one, Sab had the nude, Jeth had the pink and Yen had the purple one. We were all astonished by our progress yet there were also confusions with the steps since there were transferring involved, looping, grabbing and crossing and even letting go!
|From L-R: Sab, Jeth and Yen|
Most of us encountered those confusions and errors and I think I was the one who had most of the trouble since (first of all) I’m a leftie and they were all righties. Looking at them motivated me that even though my orientation if different, I could still do it. My scarf was kinda messy since there were loose knots and tight ones but the finished product was amazing! Of course, super thank you to Leanne for helping me close the scarf.
|Finished products with the golden shears and yarns|
|With our FIDA goodies!|
Words can never describe exactly how we felt about knitting for the first time using our own arms. And truly, it’s always an adventure to try something new, not just a new hobby but also a new place to go to.
Now, here’s how to reach FIDA Sewing and Arts School in Silang, Cavite:
- Ride a bus to Alabang Town Center.
If you are coming from Taft, just ride a bus along Vito Cruz cor Taft Ave (in front of Torre Lorenzo). Make sure the bus has “ATC” or “Alabang” on their signage. Just to be sure, you may ask the conductor otherwise. Fare is Php 47.
- From Alabang Town Center (ATC), ride a shuttle with Balibago as their destination point.
Since this was our first adventure together, we asked around just to make sure. For this, we asked the people in-charge of queuing the passengers just to be sure. We were lucky to have ridden a kind driver who taught us on what’s next. Fare is Php 50.
- From the drop-off point at Balibago, we rode the tricycle to Stanford Suites.
How to go back to Manila:
- Tricycle back to Balibago area (where we were dropped off) or directly to the terminal.
- Ride a bus going to Makati / Cubao
As they would ask, have you tried doing something for the first time?