Slow Stitch Project / SINCE 2020

A virus divides us, a needle stitched us together.

 

An ongoing project that advocates Slow Fashion through multifaceted activities, including online to offline teaching, workshops, publishing, participatory art and exhibition.

To bring back the ethos of respect to the art of clothes making, it aims to reconnect the community, general public and the future fashion designers to co-create and join in the model of change, and bring back the style and purpose to the overlooked world of sewing. Thereby it also re-educates the quality of design and recovers the mindful soul through the process.

 

We don’t need a hundred billion tons of production per year,

only the clothes having good quality and emotional value deserve to be made and last long.

 

We offer a viable, wearable alternative to love fashion in a sustainable and sensible way.

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Slow Stitch Nomad / 2020 - 2021

A project supported by Design Trust / MA Fashion at Hong Kong Polytechnic University / Viva Blue House

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 through slow stitching.

The project is supported by Design Trust that includes the redesign project with the MA fashion students of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the participatory art event at Viva Blue House.

Slow Stitch / SINCE 2020.05

Column in Obscura Magazine

Talk with the inspiring Slow Stitch advocates around the world in the beautiful bilingual Obscura Magazine.

Luxarity Patchwork Project / 2020.11 - 2020.12

Customization service commissioned by Lane Crawford

Toby Crispy and her team hand sew the recycled materials from 4 designer labels (Anya Hindmarch / Song of The Mute / Shushu/tong / Angel Chen) on the Equil sweatshirts. To give joy and give love at the same time by donating a portion of the proceed from this project to Food Angel, an NGO which provides food to the underprivileged in Hong Kong.

Slow Stitch Diary / 2020.11 - 2020.12

A series of workshops commissioned by deTour 2020, PMQ

Fashion records time and history with clothing and style. The changes in fashion indicate different phases of our lives. In this workshop, Toby Crispy designed three PMQ-inspired embroidery motifs, and let participants embroider the historical Hong Kong landmark, memories of old places and things on their old clothes, and bring their “time journey” home.

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Embroidering Stories / 2020.05

An online workshop commissioned by CHAT, The Mills.

David Medalla's artwork A Stitch in Time invites visitors to attach a keepsake or memorable item to the hanging fabric displayed at CHAT’s Arcade.

Echoing alongside, I am honoured to hold a workshop to teach you stitches which allow you to ‘draw with a needle’ or attach items to a pre-loved garment or fabric. Decorate a preloved garment (i.e.: a jacket, a pair of jeans, a shirt) with words or a small item (i.e.: a stone, a small toy, an odd earring whose pair got lost)

A Stitch in Time / 2020.11 - 2020.12

A series of workshops at Galet Antique

Teaching in four workshops in a row on every Friday night in this beautiful space, we use our old clothes, needles and thread as paper and pen, to record our life — by hand, through image transfer / handwriting embroidery / live plant embroidery / modified Indian mirror work.

Make Your Wearable Art / 2020.04 - 2020.06

A series of workshops at Sin Sin Fine Art

Through exploring the basic skills of clothes making including

pattern making / hand sewing techniques / basic embroidery stitches,

compose your own wearable art that reflects your style and spirit. We – the wearers can be original, authentic and resourceful.

Slow Stitch Workshops / 2020.05

A series of workshops at Cabinet of Stories

Hide in the peaceful sanctuary to relearn the fundamental theory and hand make your own hats that reflect your style.

Reconnecting with our slow soul through stitching, take some time to relearn and restart with a sustainable lifestyle.

Voice Off, Heart On. / 2020.03

Island stitching by Toby

A beautiful article by Jas Tse and photos by Kodi Wan in Obscura Magazine that records my kick-starting of 2020 with a series of workshops in a secret space on Peng Chau Island.

Special thanks to all my companions that worked with us to advocate upcycling concept in Hong Kong!

Arts & Design

 

M+ Museum

 

Oil Street Art Space

Design Trust

CHAT (Centre For History, Arts & Textile)

 

The Mills

Hong Kong Design Centre

deTour

WomanBoss

PepperLAB

Tserser

Sin Sin FIne Art

Storyteller

MobArt

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Brands & Stores

 

JOYCE

 

Lane Crawford

kapok

Weekend by Max Mara

Nike

Puma

Fila

Pinko

Levi's

LUSH

Xiao Shi Guang

Galet Antique

Cosmos Studio

 

unspun

 

The R Collective

Siemens

HP

more...

Corporate

 

HSBC

DBS

K11

Hysan Place

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Sogo

Swire

Swift

more...

NGO

 

Make A Difference Institute

The Woolmark Company

 

Hong Kong

Blind Union

St. James Settement:

Greenladies

Greenlittle

Upcycling Centre

Viva Blue House

Redress

 

Green Peace

WWF

Jupyeah

Smiley Planet

Yan Oi Tong

more...

Acadamy

The University of Hong Kong

Central St. Martin - University of Arts London

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

Hong Kong Design Institute

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