Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Hangzhou arts interaction 杭州工藝交流

 I was away to Hangzhou this week for a jaunt of interaction of crafts printings.
 Hangzhou is renowned for it's stunning scenery particularly of the Lake.
The event of traditional Miao wax resist printing was held in the heritage crafts studio in the China National Silk Museum
This is what I was doing - the wax resist printing and dyeing
 The Sericulture House where we're doing wax painting and dyeing
Participants are to show some of their original works.  Mine is natural printing and wool felting.  
They're quite impressed with the new technique of my botanical imprints
Others are printings from India

The expert of Miao wax resist printing showed us her collection and taught us the technique
 Nice ambiance of working on the ancient craft in the old house
With the wax pen and hot wax, participants working hard to rekindle the ancient artisanal 

They finished the wax painting then dyed in the indigo pot
Since I've work in the following days I came just for the introduction and done a small piece for the practice.
I am quite happy though it's only like a kid's work.

Taking the chance coming here I also visited the galleries.  The current exhibits of Miao costumes are glamorous
 Other displays of Chinese costumes from early stage of weaving to modern design

It's spring with rain all the day but still good strolling by the lake

 I am the early bird in the street
A coffee break to rest my feet
Never boring in the rainy day when I walking in the park with blooming cherry blossom as well other flowers

A fruitful trip to Hangzhou with interaction and pleasure

Just like a bird flying high and seeing more ..........Am I tired? Probably not.

1 comment:

  1. A lovely trip. You can do so much with resist dyeing, can't you!


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