Pokfulam Village Ladies Workshop, an organization from Pokfulam village, is invited to demonstrate the production method of natural dye washi. They would show us the steps of extracting colours from local natural ingredients, with the applications of tie-dye techniques, to create Japanese Washi with favourite patterns drawn on it.
The indigo dye used on the day comes from a plant called Indigofera tinctoria, which was planted by KidsClub together with us. A Taiwanese & Hong Kong dyeing artist “Giants Tie Dye” has built a vat from the indigo paste, so that everyone would be able to appreciate the flow of natural colours on Japanese Washi.
The workshop would be accompanied by a notebook for you to apply your hand-crafted dye washi as its cover.
Pokfulam Village Ladies Workshop, established in 2018, is a women’s organisation in Pokfulam Village. Its members usually gather to create pristine and practical handicrafts made of natural resources and local materials with their skilful hands. In order to polish the village environment and enhance relationships between the villagers, they organise various dyeing activities of seasonal natural dye such as turmeric, hematoxylin, bidens, micro-chrysanthemum, Indigofera and so on.