I joined the "Jinze open day and crafts camp" organised by Jinze Arts Centre because I admire the founder Edith Cheung who has a vision for sustaining cultural traditions through textile. During the open day we viewed lots of beautiful traditional tribal costumes.........
the very dainty tribal dress and baby cowl.
Facilitator explaining traditional rice cakes making on special occasions
Explaining the means of weaving
I started using Saori for weaving
I used different fibres, yarns, wool ......
In a day I made two pieces
In between I mixed some wool to make the textures
Two pieces of two color schemes
Interesting to make with Saori, weaving can be soft, rough, long or short. I mixed with some wool so these can be wraps.
In China no facebook or blogging. Killed my time at night was doing samples of wool felt brooches for my coming workshops.
The young participants noted my nuno felt top and wool felt stuffs. They asked if I can show them how to make wool felt. Of course, all my pleasure to share this wonderful skill.
Such enthusiastic, eight of them each made an iPhone pouch in an hour.
We "weavers" made our own style wraps.
In Jinze I bought the book "One Needle One Thread一針一線" - very detailed tribal costumes, embroidery and some steps of making. Noted the other book "布頭布美" the author is Edith Cheung and the contents are so informative, interesting and beautiful.
Can't wait and bought it immediately when I was back to Hong Kong.