Oriental Rug and Textile Society talk on Lan Yin Hua Bu by John Abbate

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ORTS talk lecture indigo fabric Chinese textile culture John Abbate of Bluehanded talk on  ‘Chinese Indigo Dying’  Lan Yin Hua Bu
ORTS lecture on Lan Yin Hua Bu indigo fabric

 

John Abbate of Bluehanded talk on  ‘Chinese Indigo Dying’  Lan Yin Hua Bu John Abbate lecture on indigo Lan Yin Hua Bu textile culture heritage fabric techniques resist paste
John explains how the indigo fabric is hand dyed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John shows hand dyed indigo fabric pattern sample book to a member of the ORTS. On the table are also displayed vintage fabrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday,  19th  September  7pm  at  St. James Piccadilly

John Abbate of Bluehanded talk on  ‘Chinese Indigo Dying’  Lan Yin Hua Bu

 BLUEHANDED’s ancient cultural heritage of hand-printed fabrics have a rich history and exciting contemporary future. Artisanal traditions of naturally dyed indigo ‘Lan Yin Hua Bu’ textiles are used for interior decor and fashion design. All the work is done by the hands of an Indigo Master and his family using locally sourced materials, which makes the fabric sustainable and ethical.

John Abbate, after 25 years of retail design experience with Ralph Lauren, Levi’s and Alfred Dunhill he moved to China as a retail brand consultant where John stumbled upon a beautiful blue and white cloth in the rubble of a Hutong in China. This discovery served as a starting point for his textile company. To John, luxury is in the unique perfect imperfection, individuality and craftsmanship that goes into the making each length of fabric. He works with designers to create new patterns that keep the ancient traditions alive. 

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