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The Dew Workshop #3 - Touch | Discovering Yourself through Natural Dye

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In natural dyeing, mother nature provides us the ingredients, while our predecessors share with us the legacy of deriving pigments

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In the process of natural dyeing, mother nature provides us the ingredients, while our predecessors share with us the legacy of deriving pigments. We learn about each plant that can be used for the extraction of dyeing materials, and we acquire colours from nature. In the end, we use our hands to "dye" this pure, simple beauty of mutual respect onto the fabric.

Drinking tea is like practising natural dye - it is through meditation, slowing down, and relaxation that we can look into our heart, and discover our true self. Among all the "seven household necessities" in traditional Chinese belief since the Tang Dynasty, "tea" is regarded as the must-do in daily life. Through this series of workshops, participants can understand more about plants that can make tea and dyes, while learning to see natural dye as a day-to-day process to restore the tranquility of our mind.

There are two levels in this series of workshops - beginners and advanced, which the participants can choose from.

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English and Cantonese (depending on participants’ needs)


Beginners' Workshop - Furoshiki Book Wrap with Gardenia Dye (1-Day Course)

2pm - 5pm, July 5, 2020 (Sun)

  • Introduction of traditional natural dye
  • Learn to create patterns through clamping, and make Furoshiki book wrap (50x50cm in size)
  • Appreciation of tea made from honeysuckle flowers and gardenia (including a tea cup as gift)

Advanced Workshop 1 - Indigo Dyed Cup Bag (1-Day Course)

2pm - 5pm, July 12, 2020 (Sun)

  • Introduction of traditional indigo dye
  • Learn to create indigo dye patterns using Japanese "Arashi Shibori" (manual resist dyeing) method, and sew your own cup bag
  • Appreciation of Japanese bluegrass tea (including a tea cup as gift)

Advanced Workshop 2 - Traditional Japanese Katazome Dyed Coasters (2-Day Course)

2pm - 5pm, July 19 & July 26, 2020 (Sun)

  • 1st lesson: learn to draw the Flower of Life, and use traditional Japanese Katazome dyeing method to create a resist paste on the fabric coasters.
  • 2nd lesson: learn to add pigments by immersion, and to remove the paste. Followed by a conclusion and sharing on setting up an indigo vat.
  • *Participants must join “Advanced Workshop 1 - Indigo Dyed Cup Bag (1-day)” before attending this 2-day course

*10% off discount for participants who sign up for at least two workshops of The Dew programme

*15% off discount for full-time students studying at secondary schools, higher institutions, and university undergraduate programmes in Hong Kong








植物染入門工作坊 - 【天然梔子染布包筆記本 - 1日課】



  • 傳統天然植物染介紹
  • 學習夾染方法製作圖案,並即場示範用風呂敷做布包書方法(大小50 x 50 cm)
  • 銀花梔子茶品嚐及可獲茶杯一只

植物染進階課程 1 -【天然藍染茶杯袋 - 1日課】



  • 傳統藍染介紹
  • 學習日式絞染方法「ARASHI」製作藍染圖案,並即場縫製茶杯袋
  • 日本藍草茶品嚐及可獲茶杯一只

植物染進階課程 2 -【傳統日本藍型染杯墊 - 2日課】



  • 第一堂:學習繪畫生命之花,然後利用傳統日本型染方法 ,把圖案刻在日本型紙上,及用傳統糯米糊把圖案糊置於布杯墊上,工序包括包括刻版、上糊、灑木屑等等。
  • 第二堂:浸染,去糊。總結及藍染建缸分享。
  • *參加者需先參與植物染進階課程1 -【天然藍染茶杯袋 - 1日課】



About Course Instructor 導師介紹

Sedi Sedi

Graduated with MA in Cultural Management from Chinese University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Communication from Baptist University of Hong Kong, and diploma certificate in Fashion Design from Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education. Sedi Sedi started curating cultural events and art exhibitions in 2014, contributing to the promotion and preservation of art, culture and heritage with projects including "Taiwan Arts Festival", "Pokfulam Village Location Map" etc.

Sedi Sedi also actively participates in the promotion of traditional natural dyeing, and is committed to environmental protection, as well as the inheritance of history and traditional craftsmanship. Organisations which she previously worked with include Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage Office, Caritas Hong Kong, Standard Chartered Bank, and various local universities.



曾經合作單位包括香港非物質文化委員會、香港明愛、香港渣打銀行、香港女童軍、GAP Inc.、香港浸會大學、香港中文大學、香港大學、文化工房、音樂一週等等。

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