Fun & Interest Group – Natural tie dye workshop at heritage site

  • Saturday 17 Sep 2022

  • 1.00pm – 4.30pm

  • Cantonese

  • The Green Hub (Old Tai Po Police Station), 11 Wan Tau Kok Lane, Tai Po, Hong Kong

  • HKCGI Member, Graduate, Student & Non-Member

Description

Traditional shibori (日式扎染技術) is a traditional tie-dyeing technique to create beautiful pattern. Have you ever considered that creating your own shibori design is also a way of protecting the environment? Join this half-day workshop at the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) Green Hub to gain knowledge on natural dyeing and experience sustainable dyeing with turmeric.

In this workshop, you will learn the traditional shibori techniques to make your own furoshiki (Japanese fabric wrap 日式包袱布) with natural colours. A skill instructor will also teach you how to make the most vibrant and long-lasting design for your masterpiece.

At the end of the workshop, the docent from the KFBG Green Hub will lead a guided tour to explore the historical significance, colonial architecture and ecological importance of this declared monument - Old Tai Po Police Station.

Organisation information
The Green Hub of the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden is a centre for sustainable living.  It is a revitalised heritage site transformed from the Old Tai Po Police Station, a tranquil Grade 1 listed historic building built in 1899, showcasing how we can live sustainably and respecting the nature and each other.

Reference photos of final product

Programme Details

Assemble location:

Kowloon Tong MTR station, Exit D

Programme rundown
(Reference only)

1.00pm – 1.15pm

Assemble at Kowloon Tong MTR station

2.00pm – 3.30pm

Natural tie dye workshop

 

3.30pm – 4.00pm

Visit the Old Tai Po Police Station

 

4.00pm – 4.30pm

Return and dismiss at Kowloon Tong

Maximum capacity:

24 persons

Enrolment deadline:

Friday 2 September 2022

Enrolment method:

1. Login your HKCGI user account

2. Go to the Events section and select this event


3. Click ‘Enrol’ to register

Remarks:

1. Enrolment will be confirmed upon receipt of full payment on a first-come, first-served basis. Non-member can only enrol to this event together with a HKCGI member/graduate/student.

2. All fees paid are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by HKCGI.

Precautionary measures:

1. To safeguard the health of participants, participants with any of the following circumstances are NOT allowed to join:

- Undergoing mandatory quarantine;

- Fever (oral temperature at or higher than 37.5°C/tympanic temperature at or higher than 38°C);

- Presence of symptoms of novel infectious disease;

- Sudden loss of taste and smell.

2. All participants MUST measure body temperature before entering the venue.

3. All participants MUST wear their own surgical mask properly at all times during the workshop.

4. All participants MUST scan the venue QR code via “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app and comply the government vaccine pass requirement. Please click HERE for details.

For enquiries, please contact Ms Ariel Lam at 2830 6069 or email: member@hkcgi.org.hk.

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