The Cats Of The World Purrzaar Returns This April 2021!



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The popular Cats of The World Purrzaar (COTW) will be making a comeback to celebrate all things feline. Happening from 10 to 11 April 2021 at UltraSuperNew Gallery, there's so much to look forward to at this latest edition of COTW!

Photo Credit: Cats Of The World

Proudly partnering Cat Welfare Society (CWS), partial proceeds from COTW Purrzaar market will be donated to CWS to support their causes.

Venue: UltraSuperNew Gallery, 168 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207572
Date: 10 to 11 Apr 2021
Time: 11am to 7pm
Fee: Free (pre-registration required) | Register here (Venue capacity rules apply)

1. Instagram Cats Exhibition

Photo Credit: Cats Of The World

COTW started in 2007 as a non-profit community project and humble showcase of cat photos from around the world. The tradition remains 14 years on. There will be 30 Instagram Cat photos to go ga-ga over and you can send your funny or cute cat entries to catsoftheworldpurrzaar@gmail.com with the Instagram handle by 21 March 2021 for shortlisting.

2. Purrzaar Market

The cat-themed Purrzaar market will feature 10 vendors, including popular returnees like Momshoo, Oatsie’s Trunk, Amy Handmade Ceramics and StuffSusieMade, as well as new ones like the Cat Mama Shop by CWS, Eat To Draw, Hang With Dora, Purrballs, Studio MU YU and Troops on Print. The vendors mostly are cat lovers and owners, and they will be showcasing their one-of-a-kind innovative cat designs and crafts for furry friends and their pawrents! Cat lovers can purchase the likes of a cat hammock, fashion accessories, stationery, face masks and more. Payment by cash and Paynow.

  • Momshoo

Photo Credit: Momshoo

Momshoo (@momshoo) is a mother-and-daughter crafting team based in Singapore. Together, they stitch whimsical creations using needlework techniques of hand-sewing and knitting. Momshoo is all about handmade items that are slow-made and unique, designed to bring a smile to your day. They have specially created cat pot holders, cat brooches, other animal brooches, embroidered pouches, and cutlery pouches for the Purrzaar. 

  • Oatsie’s Trunk

Photo Credit: Oatsie’s Trunk

Oatsie’s Trunk (@oatsiestrunk) is a husband and wife team where the husband draws meticulously and the wife sews lovingly. All designs are crafted by them with lots of TLC for everyone in mind. For the Purrzaar, they are introducing new items for both cats and owners. Look out for catnip cushy toys, hair ties, tie-knot headbands, scrunchies, mouse pad wrist rests and face masks - all featuring gorgeous kitty fabrics.

  • StuffSusieMade 

Photo Credit: Susie Lo (@stuffsusiemade)

Hobbyist crochet artist and mum of two, Susie Lo (@stuffsusiemade) loves crafting with yarn to create cat themed plushies. For the Purrzaar, she will be “cooking” up some cat cupcakes, kitten donuts and other yarn-made goodies. 

  • Amy Handmade Ceramics

Photo Credit: Amy Woo (@amywoowaichi)

Each ceramic art piece is handmade by Amy Woo (@amywoowaichi) to bring a little bit of joy and happiness in our daily lives. Look out for her limited collection of gorgeous ceramic cat brooches at the Purrzaar market. 

  • Cat Mama Shop

Photo Credit: Cat Mama Shop

An online store by CWS, the Cat Mama Shop (@catmamashop) offers a wide range of kitty merchandise for cats and cat lovers, from T-shirts and tote bags, to cat beds and toys.

  • Eat to Draw

Photo Credit: Carlyn Law (@eattodraw)

Expect hand painted enamel mugs, cork coasters and pot holders adorned with cat artworks from artist Carlyn Law (@eattodraw) who also undertakes pet portrait commissions and teaches workshops.

  • Hang With Dora

Photo Credit: Dora Aljoofri (@Hangwithdora)

A former fashion editor, Dora Aljoofri (@Hangwithdora) shares her love for craft through her intricate handmade macramé products and wall weavings. Look out for her uniquely designed Cat hammocks and mini plant hangers at the Purrzaar. The hammocks are made from recycled cotton rope tightly woven to ensure resistance against scratching and clawing. They are great for your kitties to lounge, sleep, climb and play in, and include a 50cm round cushion with a removable cover. 

  • Purrballs

Photo Credit: Purrballs

Purrballs (@purrballs) is a story about a group of cats inspired from the lovely community cats residing in our sunny island, Singapore. Inspired by these cats, Purrballs designs cat themed collectibles, stationery and handmade accessories to bring joy to all cat-lovers around the world - one purr at a time!

  • Studio MU YU

Photo Credit: Studio MU YU

Studio MU YU (@muyu.co) is an artisanal woodcraft brand in Singapore that encompasses handmade jewellery, bags, lifestyle products and workshops. They aim to upcycle and create sustainable yet affordable series of jewelry and bags for the modern women in the hope to minimise wastage and create products that do not undercut and exploit workers.

  • Troops On Print

Photo Credit: Troops On Print

Featuring quirky, motivational quotes and illustrations, Troops On Print (@troopsonprint) hopes to bring some positivity and happiness through their products such as face masks with cat designs, stickers and postcards. They will also offer pets and family portraits service. 

3. Cat-Themed Workshops

  • Cats Blockprinting Workshop with Eat To Draw

Venue: UltraSuperNew Gallery
Date: 10 to 11 Apr 2021
Time: 1pm to 2.30pm 
Fee: $45 (10% goes to CWS)

Learn this fun art technique of carving rubber stamps and making prints at this blockprinting workshop. Carlyn Law of Eat To Draw will show the step-by-step process of carving a cute cat stamp and printing on postcards. All materials are included and participants will bring back their hand-carved stamps and artworks.

Suitable for ages 12 and up. 

  • Cat Coaster Woodcraft Workshop with Studio MU YU

Photo Credit: Studio MU YU

Venue: UltraSuperNew Gallery
Date: 10 Apr 2021
Time: 3pm to 4.30pm 
Fee: $40 (10% goes to CWS)

At this woodcrafting workshop, Lyn Ng of Mu Yu will guide you to identify the importance of the direction of wood grain, learn about the right kind of staining to use for your cat coaster, and share woodworking tips and tricks!

Suitable for ages 12 and up.

4. Cats Adoption Drive

Looking for furry companion? #AdoptDontShop COTW Purrzaar will also be running an adoption drive, which will feature many cats and kittens who are looking to find their forever homes.

 

What do you think? Will you making your way to this year's Purrzaar?

 


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This article is prepared by

Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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