Sewing World Gallery
Lovers of arts and crafts will certainly find Sewing World Gallery in One City, Selangor to be an interesting place to visit. It is a gallery that owns three world records for the largest bag in the world, having the most people sewing at one time, and having the largest display of handmade fabric flowers (63,682 pieces). They also have longest sofa in Malaysia that is made of worn jeans by prison inmates.
Sewing World Gallery has on display plenty of artwork by various people. These works of art include bags, quilts, furniture cover, stuffed toys, sofa, wall art, clothing, tools of the trade such as sewing machines, etc. Amongst the highlights are sewn portraits of all the past and present Prime Ministers of Malaysia.
Antiques on display.
My favourite amongst them are the frogs (stuffed toys). They are larger than the average stuffed toy but they are cute. They are heavy too and this could be due to the quality of the cloth used as well as the stuffing which could very well be cotton. There are other stuffed toy animals too such as pigs and dogs.
Should visitors be interested in doing some shopping there, there is a retail area that retails some of the works. These items may not come with an expensive luxury label but they are handmade and not produced in factories running mass production lines. This makes them special.
Some of the stuffed toys on display. Unfortunately they are not for sale. Well, maybe if the price is right…
Groups visiting Sewing World Gallery can request for organized tours of various durations. Currently (as at time of writing) they offer day tours from 10.30am to 6.00pm. The tour covers a visit to the Sky Park, a guided walk-a-bout at the Sewing World Gallery which includes demonstrations, a workshop where visitors or participants can try sewing, and a visit to the retail area. This tour includes one meal.
Lots of beautiful works of art.
For those interested, sewing classes are available here at Sewing World Gallery. They have mini classes ranging from five minutes to three hours, and there are even actual sewing courses that are 13 months long. Most of the exhibits here are sewn by the students who have learnt to sew here.
Sewing class going on during our visit.
Sewing World Gallery’s World Record breaking bag (the large thing behind the table where a demonstration is being done).
Google Maps to Sewing World Gallery.
Hafiz Hassan specialises in block batik prints where he uses metal blocks of various designs to create beautiful batik designs for his clothing.
A new method if creating batik is the use of cold wax. This method is much faster removing the need to draw with hot wax or to use metal blocks to create prints on fabric.
Pyrography is the use of heat to create art by burning wood using controlled heat. Heat and fire may not be what someone will associate with art, but the art created is beautiful.
Sewing World Gallery has on display plenty of artwork by various people. These works of art include bags, quilts, furniture cover, stuffed toys, sofa, wall art, clothing, tools of the trade, etc.
“Shell out” has been around for a couple of years here in Malaysia but it did not become mainstream like other more generic forms. Anyhow, shell Out By D’Klang Mix Seafood is pretty good.