Dreamcatcher symbolizes guardianship. It is believed to guide pleasant dreams for sleepers while shielding you against bad nightmares. Traditional dreamcatchers are usually hand-woven with willow branches and ropes. Matching with different decorations, unique kinds of energy are represented. Colours are also added to express various emotions. During the Workshop, you would be introduced to the way to design and weave a mini dreamcatcher of your own, using natural materials such as branches and leaves, as well as applying indigo dye on it. Incorporating modern craftsmanship and meanwhile exploring the prospect of design and art, the Workshop hopes to interact with nature in a distinctive way.
Participants are welcome to bring your used clothes (Those in light colours are more suitable for indigo-dyed) and other natural materials to use in the Workshop. Wearing dark colour clothes are recommended for indigo dyeing session.
Major materials needed for the Workshop: Cotton Cloth, Cotton Rope, Bamboo Strips, Fallen Leaves, Dead Branches and Paper
Tools needed in the Workshop: Glue, Pliers and Scissors
UUendy Lau is a local designer and artist. She takes nature and animals as her inspiration, appreciating the affinity and permeability of natural environments, to create arts in different fields such as emotions, cultures, languages, and lifestyles. She is fascinated to explore the interactions and contrasts between the natural world and creative craftsmanship. By means of mediums like natural small pieces, illustrations and mechanical components, she carries out numerous imaginations, investigations, experiments and design creations.
UUendy Lau was graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London (Master of Critical Practice Design) and Department of Design (Industrial and Product Design), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Lau participated in a number of design activities and exhibitions, as well as cooperated with different organizations such as Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Design Trust – An Initiative of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, Absolute Vodka, etc. Moreover, Lau was awarded a bunch of overseas art residency grants, which included PARADISE AIR (Japan), Guandu Nature Art Festival (Taiwan) and Hong Kong Brussels Design Exchange (Belgium).