Textile Lodge No. 2 –
Dyelicious X Aunt Yung
Dyelicious uses food waste as a medium of dyeing. They experiment on the natural colouring of food and develops the food dyeing technique. At the 2015 Milan World Expo, Dyelicious’ food dye was hailed as the “World’s Most Beautiful Colour”. Dyelicious strives to discover the value of leftover food and bring aesthetics, inspiration and happiness to the public.
Aunt Yung possesses over 40 years of experience as a textile expert, witnessing the rise and fall of Hong Kong’s textile industry. Now retired, she is a member of the CHAT Sewing Team. She participated in an array of CHAT textile projects. An active storekeeper at local handicraft markets, Yung produces fashionable, environmentally-friendly tote bags flour package bags using her adept sewing skills.
A garment may look simple, but the actual process behind its making may be more complicated than you could imagine. Starts with pattern drafting, shaping, dyeing, sewing to pressing, each step exemplifies the craftsmanship of a tailor. Jointly created by Dyelicious, a studio promoting the environmentally-friendly food-waste dye and Aunt Yung, an experienced seamstress; Textile Lodge No. 2 is a reimagined apparel production line in the modern times. You will learn about the making of food dye and the Aunt Yung’s meticulous techniques in a documentary video; then you can dye a garment with the naturally-coloured materials.
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)
(It will be conducted in Cantonese)