Slow Stitch Nomad / SINCE 2020
The virus asks ‘What is home?’
Your answer is not a space full of materials, is it?
Home can be as simple as feeling safe and peaceful.
“Your true home is in the here and the now.
It is not limited by time, space, nationality, or race. Your true home is not an abstract idea.
It is something you can touch and live in every moment.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh
Amidst the confusion since 2020, Toby Crispy props up the Slow Stitch Nomad shelter, hoping to construct an intimate space without restriction of time and place, and to heal the souls with slow stitching.
DRESS iN TiME / 2023.09.01 - 2024.01.07
Over 130 slow-stitched patterns and stories created by participants in the previous "SLOW STiTCH NOMAD @ Oi!" project are transformed into upcycled wearable art with elements of moving images and lighting effects to demonstrate the collective memories of the city and the flow of time, and exhibit at Oil Street Art Space, Hong Kong.
Presented by Leisure and Cultural Services Department / Organised by Oi!
A participatory art project to reconnect people, hands and stories through collecting Hong Kong stories and transforming them into embroideries on pieces of upcycled wearable art.
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Slow Stitch Nomad @ Blue House / 2021
A collective artwork that documents the history of Blue House with our signatures through
the slow stitching journey.
Project supported by Design Trust / Viva Blue House
Photography by Kimio Ng @Obscura Magazine
April 2020 marked the beginning of the journey
Old and new faces, they met and connected
Connecting the past and future, stitching up the stories of Hong Kong
Dozens of pieces of old clothes, forty pairs of hands
In a year of time, we sewed, stitch by stitch
We took our time, slowly we sewed
Two spools of threads, creating endless possibilities
A dress, or a tent we created
Fast fashion lasts for a moment
But stories of the Blue House live forever
Be a Slow Stitch Nomad,
Set up your home at heart anytime anywhere and find peace through remaking your preloved clothing.
Recall how our ancestors got here,
Relearn the skills they taught us and
Reserve what we shall pass to the future.
Slow down and stitch through time.
A virus divides us, a needle stitches us together.
Have a coffee and enjoy our slow stitch exercises
Slow Stitch / SINCE 2020.05
Column about the inspiring Slow Stitch advocates around the world in the beautiful bilingual Obscura Magazine
Slow Stitch Reading Corner / SINCE 2020
Book recommendations about Slow Fashion
A redesign project with MA fashion students of Hong Kong Polytechnic University