Peranakan Beadworks Workshop

Private Class  ·  Try traditional Peranakan beadworking with our in-house designer!

1.5 Hours
Peranakan Origin
Instructed in English
Min 5
Ages 13 And Above

About the workshop

Peranakan beading was a tradition practiced by Peranakan ladies (nyonyas) in the past when it was customary for women to be able to bead their own shoes before getting married. Before their wedding night, nyonyas would hand-bead a pair of Kasut Manek (Peranakan beaded shoes) for their husbands-to-be as well as themselves. These beloved Kasut Manek would be worn on the newly weds wedding day in preparation of beginning a marital life of bliss together.

Through this workshop, learn the basic concepts behind Peranakan beadworks with our in-house designer; Mr. Raymond Wong. Gain the basic skills required to venture beyond creating a small piece of beaded-design, to one that can be worn on your feet to allow your friends to marvel at our shared heritage through your efforts and perseverance to complete a Kasut Manek!

Planning a teambuilding event? Corporate workshops are available! Find out more here!

What you will experience

1. Tutelage in basic needle work (types of threads to use, thread preparation)
2. Basic beading techniques
3. Sharing of where to buy these materials in Singapore
4. Learning about types of beaded accessories part of the Peranakan way of life (pouch, cufflinks, pillows,
decorative pieces)
5. Instructions on how to complete beading a Kasut Manek (Peranakan beaded shoe)

*Note: Materials will be prepared for participants. There will be a frame, there will be beads
ready for participants to choose from, and artworks for participants to choose from!

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Flexible Cancellation

Cancellation is free of charge 3 days before the scheduled start time.

Booking must be made 3 days before the scheduled start time.

Other Details

Please note that this is not a shoe-beading workshop. But an elementary class that teaches basic beading techniques. You should be able to complete a small piece of beaded work by the end of our session.


Note: Full workshop address will be included in booking confirmation email.