To recap, the HMM is one of the many activities put together for the month-long (15 June - 15 July) George Town Festival in conjunction with its UNESCO World Heritage Listing in 2008. It is a celebration of the Art, Culture and Heritage of the people of George Town performed within and alongside its historical landscape.
The Arts and Crafts Guild of KL & Selangor was invited to participate in the HMM and a group of us came together to put up tables to sell our hand-mades as well demonstrate our crafts. The Guild arranged for a special coach to take us up north 350km away to Penang, which turns out to be the most sensible option considering all the stuff that we brought along. I was there to show my tatting.
I tatted a number of items that I hope will create some sales, but my focus was more to bring tatting to the masses. I prepared tatting kits for beginners hoping to get some of the visitors to try. I think I did quite well considering that I managed to teach four of them to tat. There were lots of enquiries regarding classes at later dates which, unfortunately I could not confirm on that day since I am not residing in Penang.
In the meantime, rest your eyes on these unique street arts scattered along the streets within the heritage enclave of Georgetown. There are many more that I missed because we did not walk by the roads or lanes where they are.