(SPOT.ph) Once a small shop found on Esteban Abada, Hey Kessy has found a brand new home at the UP Town Center in Quezon City! With a better location and brighter interiors to boot, the craft shop supplies a winning combination of art material essentials, assorted creations by independent crafters, and a working area for makers. We break down the top reasons to check out this inspiring space.
Whether you’re a new crafter or a full-fledged artist, there’s something for everyone
You can find a wide array of arts and crafts materials for different interests such as calligraphy, painting, papercutting, sun printing, and more! Some of our favorites include the portable Koi Water Colors Pocket Field Sketch Box and the Hey Kessy Papercut Diary.
There’s a special spot devoted for washi tape.
Striped, dotted, glittered, floral—you name it, they have it! Hey Kessy is a washi tape hoarder’s dreamland. Aside from regularly stocking up on their famous rolls (visit their online store to see the entire collection), they also collaborate with Filipino artists such as Robert Alejandro, Abbey Sy, and Paul Imbong to create one-of-a-kind washi tapes. In the next few months, they’ll be releasing two more surprise designs featuring local talent.
After Nine Keeper section
Funny cards illustrated by Paul Imbong
You’ll fall in love with the After Nine Keeper selection.
Homegrown artists and crafters are welcome to share their creations in this exclusive portion of the shop. You can purchase Gawa ni Femi’s succulents contained in quirky painted pots, Megan Diño’s dreamy watercolor prints, Thursday Craft Love’s embroidered necklaces, and Knitting Expedition’s colorful stuffed monsters. Aside from these, they sell poetry (Heartbreak Diaries by Pierra Calasanz-Labrador), comics (14 by Manix Abrera), and CDs (Ciudad and Hannah+Gabi)—anything that can spark your inspiration!
You can get crafty on the Let’s Be Makers table.
Everyone is encouraged to try creating something new at the shop! You’ll be surprised to find a button pin making machine, a leather crafting station, or sometimes even a silhouette machine (Hey Kessy hosts free workshops for people who want to buy this unique device!).
Be inspired by watching art demonstrations or signing up for workshops.
At the recently concluded Better and Brighter Party last Sunday, shoppers who dropped by Hey Kessy were treated to amazing live art exhibitions and do-it-yourself stations. Artists like Mansy Abesamis and Cynthia Bauzon-Arre shared their creative process as they showcased their beautiful works. The shop promises to introduce more interesting art installations and host more workshops in the future.
Photos by Mansy Abesamis
Hey Kessy is at 2/F Urban Turf, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.
For more information, log on to Hey Kessy's Facebook page