Sun, May 14|
Heritage Museum of Asian Art
Workshop: Introduction to Needle Lace-making
In this workshop you will follow Artist Qinnan(rivers) Zhu make your own lace ornament using traditional Chinese methods. All materials will be provided. The fee is $15, Members $10.
Time & Location
May 14, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Heritage Museum of Asian Art , 3500 S Morgan St 3F, Chicago, IL 60609, USA
About the event
In this workshop you will make your own lace ornament using traditional Chinese methods. The instructor will give a presentation of the brief history of Xiaoshan Lace, and give several needle lace-making demos. Participants will practice based on demos to make an ornament during the workshop time.
(1) Introduction, 5 minutes
Introducing the artist Rivers, Museum and workshop assistant.
(2) Part one , 20 minutes:
Give a presentation of the history of Xiaoshan lace.
Question: Who are the people making lace in Xiaoshan? How do they make this? What is the
physical (body) value of a lacemaker？How do we evaluate the damage to the body in the
process of lace-making？The body is the carrier of knowledge and technology of lacemakers
in Xiaoshan, and how & why should we protect, maintain and preserve this knowledge?
(3) Part Two: 10 minutes:
Present the samples of stitches
Talk about the steps of stitches (4 steps sample work showing)
Show different types of stitches (Pics)
Show sample of a bookmark
(4) Break, 10 minutes:
(5) Part three, 65 minutes:
Explanation of required materials
Practice: step-by-step explanation and guidance to make each stitch
Individual tips and questions will be answered by the artist and workshop assistant.
(6) Part four, 10 minutes:
View final works
Discuss what the participants think about the production process and how they feel
physically and mentally during the process.
Free parking is available in the parking lot behind the building. Take the elevator to the third floor. The museum is wheelchair accessible.
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Phone at 312-842-8884
This workshop ticket includes admission to the museum.$15.00+$0.38 service fee