Slow Stitch Nomad / 2020 - 2021
A project supported by Design Trust / MA Fashion at Hong Kong Polytechnic University / Viva Blue House
The virus asks ‘What is home?’
Your answer is not a space full of materials, is it?
Home can be as simple as feeling safe and peaceful.
“Your true home is in the here and the now.
It is not limited by time, space, nationality, or race. Your true home is not an abstract idea.
It is something you can touch and live in every moment.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh
Amidst the confusion of 2020, I propped up the Slow Stitch Nomad shelter, hoping to construct an intimate
space without restriction of time and place, and to heal the soul with slow stitching.
A collective artwork that documents the history of Blue House with our signatures
through the slow stitching journey.
April 2020 marked the beginning of the journey
Old and new faces, they met and connected
Connecting the past and future, stitching up the stories of Hong Kong
Dozens of pieces of old clothes, forty pairs of hands
In a year of time, we sewed, stitch by stitch
We took our time, slowly we sewed
Two spools of threads, creating endless possibilities
A dress, or a tent we created
Fast fashion lasts for a moment
But stories of the Blue House live forever
Photography by Kimio Ng @Obscura Magazine
Be a Slow Stitch Nomad,
Set up your home at heart anytime anywhere and find peace through remaking your preloved clothing.
Recall how our ancestors got here,
Relearn the skills they taught us and
Reserve what we shall pass to the future.
Slow down and stitch through time.
A virus divides us, a needle stitches us together.
A redesign project with MA fashion students of Hong Kong Polytechnic University