Events: CHAT GO! Let’s Build a Textile Village

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Opening Reception

Taguchi Yukihiro created a “Spun Dragon” together with local schools, NGOs and community using recycled fabric. The 35-meter-long Spun Dragon is made up of bamboo cubes, with a head inspired by a loom. The Spun Dragon will be danced by CHAT’s neighbours for the grand opening of the Textile Village, establishing our first cultural tradition.

Date: 28 July 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00pm-6:00pm
Venue: Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile (CHAT), The Mills
Online registration required. Free Admission.
(It will be conducted in Cantonese)

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Artist’s Dialogue with Fire Dragon Master
Taguchi Yukihiro collaborated with local fire dragon master Mr. Ng Kwong Nam to choregraph the dragon dance. After the grand performance at the opening reception, the artist and master will share their collaboration on dragon making and dancing.

Date: 28 July 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 3:45pm-4:45pm
Venue: Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile (CHAT), The Mills
Online registration required. Free Admission.
(In Cantonese and Japanese with Cantonese and English interpreting)

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Food Dye Garment Making Workshop

In this workshop, Aunt Yung will demonstrate her refined sewing skills and show you how to handle fabrics. Under her guidance, you will complete a garment by yourself and dye it with naturally-coloured food-waste dye with Dye Master from Dyelicious. This innovative dye is not only organically decomposable, it creates no waste to the ocean. In a time of fast fashion, a handmade garment employing traditional craftsmanship and modern skills is difficult to find.

Date: 4 August 2018 (Saturday), 12 August 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Venue: Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile (CHAT), The Mills
Fee: HK$550
Capacity: 15
(It will be conducted in Cantonese)

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Family Fabric Art Workshop

How can you tell a story within a picture? In this family workshop, art educator Granny 2-woo will teach you and your child how you make use of upcycled fabrics to collage the story on a piece of cloth. As she tells you a story about the mystery of fabric, you are encouraged to devise your own story with your child and reflect it in the patchwork.

Date: 5 August 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Venue: Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile (CHAT), The Mills
Fee: HK$550
Capacity: 8 pairs of parent & child
Online registration required
(It will be conducted in Cantonese)

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Weave A Stool Workshop

In this workshop, you will learn to fix the structure of a wooden stool and produce a natural and reliable furniture for your home. Using upcycled fabrics, you will weave a cushion for the stool and give it your own colour. The stool will be a colourful and delightful addition to your residence.

Date: 11 August 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Venue: Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile (CHAT), The Mills
Fee: HK$700
Capacity: 15
(It will be conducted in Cantonese)

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Spinning & Weaving Workshop

Hand spinning and weaving are ancient textile arts. Using spindles, animal and plant fibres are twisted together to form yarns. In this workshop, you will learn to use the spindle to transform different fibres into usable materials, then integrate your hand-made colourful threads into the design and create an elegant woven bag.

Date: 18 August 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00pm-6:00pm
Venue: Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile (CHAT), The Mills
Fee: HK$550
Capacity: 12
(It will be conducted in Cantonese)

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Indigo Dyed Rope Bowl Workshop

Learn about the life and process of indigo dye from plant to product as well as hearing about different culture and functions of dyeing from around the world. Experience using indigo by dyeing rope which will then be turned into a functional object by constructing and sewing into a bowl to take home.

Date: 19 August 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Venue: Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile (CHAT), The Mills
Fee: HK$550
Capacity: 20
(It will be conducted in Cantonese)

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Sharing Session: How to Live Together

Across time and space, people have come together and form different communities for many reasons. Two good local examples are MaD (Make a Difference) and the School of Everyday Life. These two distinct groups both possess a clear vision and are actively building platforms for more people to exchange ideas and express their opinions.

In 2015, MaD initiated “Village Reimagined,” putting forth the possibility of building society in the mindset of villagers. School of Everyday Life has been building different platforms in Tai Po, through clothing, food, shelter and transportation, bringing awareness to daily life’s delicate charm. Through this Sharing Session, we hope to understand the thoughts of these two groups towards “village-building”, what hardships they face, and how they persevere.

Date: 5 August 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Venue: Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile (CHAT), The Mills
Capacity: 50
Online registration required. Free Admission.
(It will be conducted in Cantonese)

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Film screening and Post-screening Discussion

Hong Kong’s textile industry was once booming. Two short films “An Ordinary Day of Hing” and “Taste of Pomme” tell the stories of the disappearing textile industry through the daily lives of an old tailor and a sewing lady. On the other hand, documentary “Cotton” focuses on the factory workers in China. Spanning over eight years, it recorded the tireless lives of the workers under the influence of globalisation and fast fashion. Join us for the post-screening discussions with Yip Wai Ping, Director of “Taste of Pomme”; Lo Chun Yip, Mentor of the filming project “An Ordinary Day of Hing” and Zhou Hou, Director of “Cotton”.

Date: 12 August 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 2:00pm-6:15pm
Venue: Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile (CHAT), The Mills
Capacity: 50
Deposit HK$50
Online registration required.
(It will be conducted in Cantonese and Putonghua)

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Embroidery Garden

Embroidery Garden is a place for the public to explore the possibilities of textile techniques such as embroidery and mending. Inspired by the values of traditional Asian techniques to repair, CHAT offers tools and guides to encourage you to value your belongings by mending, and increase the quality and aesthetics of your torn or waste fabrics with embroidery methods.

Embroidery Manual: Suzuki Kumiko

Date: 28 July  – 19 August 2018 (Open from Wednesday to Sunday)
Time: 11:00am-7:00pm
Venue: Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile (CHAT), The Mills
Free Admission
(It will be conducted in Cantonese)

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Souvenir Factory Lab

At the Souvenir Factory Lab, you will learn and observe from a retired paper pattern master and sewing ladies on the making of memorable keepsakes. You will experience every step of the making from choosing a piece of fabric to cut, sew and decorate it with block printing technique, and it is a useful souvenir for you to take home. As you learn from the masters, do not hesitate to ask them about the stories in the factory and get to know more about Hong Kong’s industrial past.

Date: 28 July – 19 August 2018 (Every Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 11:00am-7:00pm
Venue: Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile (CHAT), The Mills
Fee: HK$180
On-site registration
(It will be conducted in Cantonese)

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Spun Dragon Weaving Workshop

Taguchi Yukihiro will create a Spun Dragon together with local schools, NGOs and community using recycled fabric and bamboo. The 35-meter-long Spun Dragon is made up of bamboo cubes, with a head inspired by a loom. You are invited to be part of the production of dragon scales – where you will learn about the techniques of weaving and traditions of dragon production from the artist himself.

Date: 29 June 2018 (Friday)
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Venue: Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile (CHAT), The Mills
Capacity: 30
Online registration required. Free Admission.
(It will be conducted in Cantonese)

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Spun Dragon Dance Workshop

Taguchi Yukihiro will create a Spun Dragon together with local schools, NGOs and community and collaborate with fire dragon master Mr. Ng Kwong-nam to choreograph the dragon dance performance. For those who are keen to learn about this traditional culture, please join our dragon dance team and perform for the grand opening of CHAT’s textile village.

Participants shall attend all rehearsals and the performance. A set of uniform will be provided.

Date: 4, 11, 18 & 25 July (Wednesday)
Time: 7:30 – 9:30pm
Venue: Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile (CHAT), The Mills
Capacity: 30
Online registration required. Free Admission.
(It will be conducted in Cantonese)

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