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The Celebration of the Year of the Monkey begins just a little over a week from now. This month’s “Enchanted by Sewing” show celebrates sewing inspired by the Chinese Lunar New Year
Primero /First - A brief introduction to the Chinese Lunar New Year
Entonces/Then: My audio notes from the show “China through the Looking Glass” a very popular textile and fashion show that ran last summer 2015, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City
Y Tambien/And Also: I include reflections on my own experiences with Chinese inspired patterns, textiles and fashions.
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The American mid 20’th century musical “The Flower Drum Song” is a great way to get a sense of Euro-American people’s awareness of Chinese –descent communities in their midst.
Chinese fabrics and styles, whether from history, stories, films or a growing awareness of Chinese culture, have inspired elements in my sewing, since before I first put a needle into a piece of material.
Remembering where my inspiration to create and sew comes from, is just one more thing that keeps me…
Enchanted by Sewing
*In Cantonese “Happy New Year” is “Kunghei fatchoy “ (/gong-hey faa-chwhy/)