Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ethnic Costume from nature 鄉土服製作靈感

In order to find some leaves for my project of ethnic costume with Heritage Museum, I gathered some plants for the fabric prints. The fisherman costume made with plants prints and indigo designed with modern touch.   
近日為博物館的 鄉土服飾設計四出撿拾葉子製作,時而踩著單車輕鬆的沿吐露港踏至大美督,這周六與幹勁十足的隊午踩上40多公里的新界北,錦田至天水圍,穿過大道,村莊小巷,好一個文物古蹟遊。隨身心收獲,每次總會撿拾幾片葉子實驗,寓創新於運動。

Sneak peek of a series of ethnic costume I made
. Green from indigo and turmeric, leaves prints from eucalyptus.
 I still wanted to do a few more of the series,  these days I went with a bike along the coastal to pick some windfalls........

I enjoy being alone for biking. Stop to pick some windfalls and admire the views whenever I like. 

Our undulating mountains are stunning. Weekdays are quiet and less traffic.

 It's a cloudy day in the morning.
  Unfortunately in the afternoon it's pouring.  I couldn't make my way back and have to hire a van back to the bike station.

 Recently I joined a team riding on Saturdays.  A dynamic team mostly riding in the New Territories.
We're a team not only for the physical exercise but also a cultural riding.  We passed by the fields and twisted roads.  
 Visited the indigenous villages

The well conserved temple
 Alley with sculptured wall art

 Viewed the ancient houses of indigenous

 It stands still as it's hundred years ago

 The oldest pawn in the area

 In the mid of our 40+ km riding
The team is well equipped. Even got a flat tire they can fix it immediately

 I like to follow the team as they well care each other

 While the team was fixing the tyre I got some plants on the road side. A "hat-full" leaves for my experiments.

Almost every time after biking I got some plants. These were edible from Estella.   Prints with technique learnt from Irit Dulman.  Detail of the prints already made into garment.
Shortly a series of different ethnic costume will be shown.  Stay tuned.


  1. What fantastic adventures you have, Terriea, with like-minded, kind friends!

    1. Really enjoyed so much the adventures with the energetic team.

  2. Looking forward to seeing the new creations!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...