Hair Embroidery 101

October 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

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Liyen Chong on Threaded Stories

October 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

embroidery as drawing practice

September 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

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Chrysanthemum Templates

September 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

For Threaded Stories, Liyen designed a series of Chrysanthemum Templates with varying degrees of complexity that was used during the workshop. Instructions on how to use this basic floral design can be found in Liyen Chong’s Hair Embroidery Tutorial.

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Past Works

July 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Liyen Chong’s practice revolves around the notion of translation, cultural symbolism, history, and the ancient Chinese hair embroidery. Using the hair of her friends and acquaintances, Liyen uses embroidery techniques that were passed down to her from her grandmother. Below are some examples of her past works. To find out more about Liyen’s current project, please visit her website at http://liyenchong.com

Breathe
2009
Artist’s hair on cotton.
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  • 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and artist, Liyen Chong, developed an embroidery project where participants from the Chinese Heritage Association and the Chinese Women's Association of Sydney come together to create embroidered pieces using their own hair. Threaded Stories is an investigation into personal memories and histories, and the communal bonds amongst women in Sydney’s communities.


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