19 November

Maker Profiles: Meet Mary Velmonte of Takatak Project

Mary Velmonte spearheads the initiative known as Takatak Project.  Until a couple of years ago, the bright red, hand-painted, paper mache horse was almost a thing of memory.  At bazaars where these colorful paper mache forms have become quite the bestseller, people immediately gravitate towards the brightly painted horses, propelled seemingly by fond memories, and […]

7 November

Reliving our childhoods and preserving traditional craft: Takatak Project

And today we’ve cooked up a short video in the name of our childhoods, traditional Philippine craft, and good old creative craft fun. Meet Mary Velmonte of the Takatak Project.  She, Claude Rodrigo Canete and Missy Galang, all advertising professionals, figured to put a twist to their regular crafting sessions and adopt the local traditional […]

26 August

The Etsy Craft Party 2012!

And last Friday, the Craft MNL workshop saw its space filled to overflowing with the happy, creative vibe of crafters who love what they do.  Around 27 or so trooped over to the Collective in Makati, braving the long weekend traffic to paint paper mache horses, learn more about the traditional taka craft of Paete, […]