Blue calico printing and dyeing was most popular during the 18th and 19th centuries. The decorative patterns depict animals, plants, long-lost legends, and convey good wishes for the future.
Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways will take us to a factory in Tongxiang that is the last of its kind in Zhejiang Province. The fermented bluegrass dyeing process is hand-performed by the 20 workers who remain. Each batch of color is completely natural and believed to have therapeutic properties in Traditional Chinese medicine. We will observe the intricate printing process and print our own piece of fabric to take home. There are no restaurants in the area, so we will share the lunches we bring from home together. Tablecloths, bags and fabrics may be purchased!
Tuesday, March 5
8:45am Registration, 9am-5:30pm
Marriott Hotel, Hongqiao
2270 Hongqiao Rd., near Jianhe Rd.
(metro line 10 to Longxi Road station, exit 3, about a 5-minute walk)
RMB 450 (includes transportation, entrance fee, fabric printing experience and guided tour) **Please bring your own lunch with you.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by February 26. Under Subject type “Chinese Blue Fabric” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after February 26. The event costs need to be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Gabriele Laininger, mobile: +86 189 1892 3091.