Cool things to do with mum this Mother’s Day in Singapore

May 11, 2017

Appreciate coffee

Coffee appreciation workshop at Papa Palheta

Join a fun yet insightful appreciation and cupping workshop, where you’ll get to taste several different coffees while learning about what’s behind every magical cup of joe. Top up to get a tour of Papa Palheta’s roasting facility and witness firsthand what goes on behind the scenes. Attendees receive a bag of coffee each. Coffeeholics, unite!

Fees: from S$50 per person

Learn Peranakan fabric block-printing

block printing workshop by Jennifer Lim art

Get a taste of Peranakan (Straits Chinese) culture while learning how to incorporate the distinctive designs of decorative Peranakan tiles into your own tablecloth or table runner. In a 2.5 hour workshop led by acclaimed artist Jennifer Lim, you’ll be printing on cotton sateen fabric using special hand-carved rubber blocks inspired by those iconic tiles.

Fees: S$135 per person

Crochet a cute amigurumi

amigurumi crochet workshop by Tiny Rabbit Hole

The beginner amigurumi workshop at Tiny Rabbit Hole teaches you how to crochet an adorable Dango, a magical character inspired by the Japanese dessert dumpling of the same name. The Japanese art of crocheting small stuffed creatures with yarn may seem daunting if you’ve never picked up a crochet hook before, but we’re told even 12-year-olds can do it.

Fees: from S$79.90 per person

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Fashion useful ceramics

Ceramics workshop using a wheel at usually usual, Singapore

Learn to shape and create rustic clay vessels using an electric wheel. You’ll be guided on techniques from clay wedging to hand-forming cups, bowls, vases – it’s all up to you. By the end of this four-hour hands-on workshop, each participant usually produces two to four pieces of work, which will be fired and ready for collection two to four weeks later.

Fees: S$150 per person

– BY MANDY LIM BEITLER

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This article was originally published on April 18, 2017.