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I used to know Irina many years back during her internship in Bates. She contacted me recently asking if I am interested to share my craft journey with audience for her organisation called thinklab .  Whoaaa, I dont think I am the right candidate, and it's been 3 years since I've done any public speaking. And it makes me realise that I've been living in my own shell since then. Maybe I just need to overcome the situation, and the talk does make me looking back, and it felt like connecting the dot.  With not much preparation, YES I agreed to share my humble journey. Here are my speech for last night: Craft is not the dirty word. “Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.” ~Tom Stoppard~ “He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an a

An exhibition at Islamic Arts Museum

Last minute invitation to participate in Islamic Arts Museum..and how can I resist.  I am working hard to produce few new book to complete the portfolio. Here some to share with all of you:) All are welcome… Jom datang besok:)

Hello All:)

Someone throw me question recently, I think I would like to share with all of you here:) 1) What inspired you to start? The desire to create something and making my own creation also to earn a living out of what I passionate about. 2) Was it a hobby that turned into a small business enterprise? It is more to skill than hobby. I am looking at it as a serious business. The different is I am having fun by making something that I feel I am good and expert at and luckily it could be marketable and there are potential buyer that could relate to it. 3) Did you learn making these books and crafts by yourself or did you happen to attend some course that stirred your interest? For book binding, it was one of my elective subject that I attended during my final year while study in New Zealand. I never stop binding and explore ever since, till I confident enough to share the skill and having my own book binding workshop under my brand Little Syam. As for other craft, quite number are

June Little Syam Book Binding Workshop at Fabric Fanatic

I finally managed to block date for June workshop.  Open for registration NOW:) WHEN? 8 June// Sat SLOT A (10am ~ 1.30pm) - Kettle stitch SLOT B (2.30pm ~ 6.00pm) - Coptic stitch ------------------------------ 9 June // Sun SLOT A (10am ~ 1.30pm) - French stitch SLOT B (2.30pm ~ 6.00pm) - Long stitch ------------------------------ WHERE? Fabric Fanatic Level 1, F1.31, Summit USJ Shopping Mall (Next to Toy City, near to the escalator going to cinema) ------------------------------ INTERESTED TO JOIN? Each slot price RM100 which includes material kits, light refreshment & certificate. Tool will be available for loan. Each slot are limited to 10-12 students only. ------------------------------ You could book your seat NOW by email your detail to littlesyam@gmail.com: Name: Name on certificate: Date & Slot: Address: Telephone/Mobile: Email: Website: (if any) (Slot consider booked only upon payment of non-refundable RM50 deposit to Maybank account Samsiah Binti Jendol /act no: