Mountain Stone Bag

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The ”Mountain Stone” bag looks like a heavy rock, which has been brought down from the mountains, but it actually weighs less than a kilo. Dimensions are, as follows: 27 x 22 x 17 (centimeters). It has been sculptured and designed by hand, using a special technique, which is our own invention and we are very proud of it.

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It is much like paper mashing, but using different materials in a more complex way. There are several stages of production and multiple layers. Fortified by textile strings and plaster for durability. It’s waterproof, due to the acrylic varnish, used to protect the bags’ surfaces both outside and inside. Varnish helps protect them also from scratches.

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There is a nice application of ghosts, black cats and bats on the inside, created by decoupage. The handle is a textile strip – removable, in case you decide to replace it with another one. You can adjust its length (now 130 cm) according to your height and preferences. The shutter is attached to the front and back by textile bands.

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The lock is plastic, light and very easy to operate. Many things can be put in this realistic, “Mountain Stone” bag. We recommend using a purse organizer or a soft, knitted hat for convenience.

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Even Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble will envy you for this bag!

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WTF is this?

We often recieve e-mails from people browisng our gallery, and asking: “Hey, wtf are these?”

So, let’s explain:

These, obviously, are two cats. They represent our technology (rolled paper weaving) and they also represent us – GG Sisters – our love for handmade art and our even greater love for pets, especially cats. Which naturally leads to the production of cat houses and beds for cаts from recycled paper.

But “the two cat sisters” have a practical purpose, as well. They are, actually, “bottle dresses”, as we call them, or wine containers, in which you can put two bottles of wine
(750 ml each), disguising them as pet-loving-sisters. It’s an original birthday gift and a good souvenir, especially for “wine snobs”.

May be you have friends who collect wine. May be somewhere in the world another person has the same two bottles of wine as they do. But you can be sure that nobody in the world will ever have the same decoration for their two most precious bottles of wine, because we never make one and the same thing again.

If you want these beauties, now is the time to drop us a line.

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Cloth Fest for the Kids

This year in Plovdiv we had the first “Cloth Fest” for kids. We spent wonderful time together and we were blessed by the good weather among the green trees of the city park. There were many kids at a different age. They were keen to make something with their own hands.

There were several conversations like this one:

– What is thaaat? A heart.
– Is it easy to make? Yes.
– How much does it cooost? A smile.
– Can I have one tooo?

It was not easy for the participants, though. We spent many hours working but the emotions were worth it! Of course, there were the usual people, who try to copy the technique for free, in order to sell afterwards, but this is what we (artists) are made for – sharing…
Few people knew about our “miracles made out of paper and waste” and, apart from the kids, there were many adults attending the workshops with curiosity. They were looking at us working and they were shaking their heads. Not much donations were collected, but if we did it for the money, we wouldn’t be there at the first place…I think one should be grateful even for the small gifts received. Which were not small at all! Is there a greater present than bringing a smile on a kid’s face?
Finally, here is something like a little conclusion: rainsticks were an absolut hit! People took pictures of them, adults were interested: “What kind of an instrument is this?” and “Could it really produce rain?” (more about this topic later in the blog), while the kids just went crasy about them! Many people asked us about our next public activities, so that they could sign up for the workshops. Our next appearance will be at the Wake Up Open Air Festival (21 to 23rd of June). Here are a few pics from the “Cloth Fest”  (click on the icons below):

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Парцал Фест за децата

Тази година в Пловдив за първи път се проведе детски Парцал Фест. Прекрасно време сред зеленината в Градската градина. Много деца от всякакви възрасти.
Всички, тръпнещи от нетърпение да си направят нещо сами.

Въпросите на децата бяха:
– Какво е товаааааа? Сърце.
– Лесно ли ставаа? Да.
– Колко струвааа? Една усмивка.
– Може ли и аааааз?

За участниците не беше лесно. Скъсахме си д*то от работа, но емоцията, която изпитахме си заслужаваше!
Не липсваха и хора, които искаха да научат техниката безплатно, за да могат после да продават, както обикновено правят с мартениците, например, в края
на месец февруари. Но ние, творците, сме за това – да споделяме.
Малцина бяха чували за плетенето с хартия и мисля, че освен децата, имаше доста възрастни, които се заплеснаха в работилницата. Гледаха и цъкаха с език. Не
бяха много хората, които ни подкрепиха с абсолютно скромничко дарение, но ако го правехме за пари, на първо място, изобщо нямаше да сме там. Пък и човек
трябва да е благодарен за малкото, което получава. А то никак не беше малко…Едва ли има по-голяма награда от това да зарадваш едно дете с усмивка!
И, накрая, едно кратко обобщение: рейнстиковете се разглеждаха и снимаха от посетителите на феста с голям интерес. Възрастните се интересуваха какъв е този “инструмент” и как така предизвиква дъжд (за това ще пишем по-късно в блога), а децата направо полудяваха от кеф. Доста хора питаха дали и къде ще правим другаде занимания и искаха да се запишат. Няколко организатори на Уоркшоп ни предложиха да направим нещо съвместно. Следващото ни участие ще бъде на Wake Ъп Open Air Festival от 21 до 23 юни. Ето малко снимки от Парцал Феста (кликнете върху избораженията за увеличения им размер):

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