Japanese amigurumi artist and participating artist in our World Amigurumi Exhibition, happysmile, will be visiting New York to teach her own amigurumi class! Join us this December 12th for a fun amigurumi group workshop. As a guest instructor, happysmile will teach our students how to make small animal amigurumi holding rice balls. Students will get to choose their yarn and make animals such as bears, rabbits, cats, birds, and more!
Happysmile hopes to convey and express Japanese culture to people across the world and plans to do so here in New York. She decided to have the amigurumi hold rice balls to represent Japanese culture (and food!) In addition, happysmile hopes that participants will interact with one another through crocheting animals and also grow closer to Japan.
Participants will need to bring the items below:
- a pair of scissors
- a crochet hook (US size D-3 (3.25 mm) or Japan size 5/0)
- a yarn needle (if you cannot bring a needle, we will provide one for you but please let us know by email in advance!)
All other materials will be provided.
No crochet experience is needed! Anyone, beginners or advanced learners are welcome to the event! Moreover, the cute amigurumi you make will be yours to take back home!
For more information about our weekly crocheting and amigurumi class, please visit the webpage here: http://resobox.com/class/amigurumi-group/
About the Instructor
Happysmile was born in Aichi, Japan in 1990. She started to crochet and learned how to make amigurumi when she was only 10 years old. In 2014, she became a member of the Japan Amigurumi Association and then, she participated in her first World Amigurumi Exhibition at RESOBOX on the year. Happysmile joined the "Amigurumi Collection," a well-known amigurumi exhibition in Japan and won 2nd place in the contest. From January 2015 until September 2017, she successfully sold her amigurumi on consignment at a Japanese shop named "haycorns."
Happysmile loves creating amigurumi and can smile and be happy when crocheting and seeing her finished works. She hopes to pass on her happiness to people around the world through handing on her amigurumi. Thus, her brand name became "happysmile."