The two-day event, which began yesterday, saw a Samoan designer in Port Moresby teach locals basic skills of fabric painting.
Fabric painting is basically transferring anything onto fabric.
This style of art is the cheapest and fastest, that requires plain fabric, fabric paint, a small roller and stencils of choice or anything creative.
Samoan designer Cecilia Keil has over the years, portrayed originality and creativity through her countless work under her company Cecilia’s Fashion House.
She said the concept of putting tattoo on fabric was popular in Samoa, but not for Papua New Guinea.
Organiser and host of the event, Janet Sios, said there are bigger plans in place.
“Long term goal is to have people like Cecilia come in for two or three weeks in a month and do proper training for our people, where we have a permanent place,” Sios said.
She added that over the weeks, a few more experienced designers will be in town to impart their knowledge.
“We will try to make it more affordable as we go,” she said.
She also revealed plans for a fashion and art academy/institution to be established later on in the year.