Textile Arts

Wild and woolly

Don't be surprised if the 'Happy Man' statue at the entrance to Langham Place in Mong Kok is wearing a pair of colourful knitted trousers next time you visit. Knit graffiti artist Magda Sayeg is in town with her bag of woolly tricks.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:16pm

Hobby rewards patience

Western-style embroidery can be a hobby for both sexes, of any age and from all walks of life.

Students can put their creativity and artistic ability into something tangible that will enhance their patience and help them relax.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Sheets to ensure sleep

In every home, a good night's sleep can be enhanced with quality bed sheets, but deciding on the right product can be difficult. A high-thread count does not necessarily indicate a good quality bed sheet. The numbers don't include other, more important indicators of quality such as fibre quality, yarn size, construction and finishing, says Panda Pascal from linenplace.com.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Cute fruit

These sweet little apples just fell from our tree, or so we like to think! They're super-easy to put together, and make a fun decoration for your home's kitchen.

What you'll need:

Craft yarn (red)

Chenille stems (brown and green)

A piece of cardboard about 5cm x 12cm


11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Love of ancient traditions endures

It is often said that every carpet comes with a story, and shoppers visiting the 17th floor of Horizon Plaza will soon discover just how true that is.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Stayers the key in Triple Trio opener

Suisse D'Or and Compact Yarn fought a titanic tussle two months ago and, a contest devoid of speed, can provide a platform for the pair to reprise their thrilling duel tomorrow night at Happy Valley, with the stayers standing out as double bankers in the opening leg of the Triple Trio.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


If the word 'doily' brings to mind dowdy crochet mats your grandmother used on her sofa or dining table, then think again. Doily tops, using a similar technique of crocheting and decorated with a touch of embroidery, are making a comeback for spring.

7 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

KGV students get knitters in a twist for Kenyan orphans

Students at King George V School in Ho Man Tin, have been busy purling and casting on with passion as part of a project to keep Kenyan orphans warm through the winter.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Breeze blockers

Local brand Apsara, known for its use of luxe cashmere, has launched a selection of pieces perfect for breezy summer evenings. Choose from a palette of white, black, sand, kingfisher and rose. Silk knits and yarns, cashmere, cotton and rayon have been used, while the highlight of the collection, a double-knit jacket, is available in 100 per cent Egyptian cotton.

22 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Pile on the style as carpet makes a comeback

Introducing carpet to her home wasn't an obvious choice for Clara Jeon. Faced with 2,500sqft of space to cover in her Chung Hom Kok apartment ('the dark expanse of highly lacquered teak parquet was overwhelming'), the graphic designer says: 'Even though I like the naturalness of wood, the parquet was loud and looked stark naked. I realised I needed to temper it.'

9 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

The Dragon's Gift: Buddhist Art from Bhutan

The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong hosts a presentation by Stephen Little (right), director of the Honolulu Academy of Arts, on the development and contents of a travelling exhibition that includes 150 works of religious Buddhist thangkas and sculptures. Today, 6.30pm (drinks), 7pm (presentation), 8.15pm (dinner), HK Club, 1 Jackson Rd, Central, HK$100, HK$425-HK$450 (includes dinner).

29 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Frill seekers

Reveal a softer side this spring with silk and chiffon fabrics decorated with broderie anglaise and ruffles.

Lifestyle cover: lace dress ($9,190) from Paul Smith, The Landmark, Central.

This page: embroidered top ($4,390) from BCBG Max Azria, The Landmark. Fringe suede skirt ($14,000) from Louis Vuitton, The Landmark.

12 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

HKYAF seeking musical stars

The Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival (HKYAF) is looking for energetic actors, singers and dancers for their Broadway musical Fame.

The well-loved musical will be directed by Lindsey McAlister, with Scott Gibson as musical director and choreography by Jun Mabaquiao. There will be 10 shows in November at the Art Centre's Shouson Theatre.

30 May 2005 - 12:00am

Shoe thing

In addition to its bespoke services, Paris-based boot maker Berluti is offering a ready-

to-wear shoe collection, for which each shoe is handmade. The 110-year-old brand offers high

quality shoes in buffalo leather, with prices ranging from $6,000 to $30,000. Customers can choose between classic lace-ups (below) and loafers,

22 May 2005 - 12:00am


Stand out from the crowd in emerald, jade or chartreuse items, topped off with a brooch or a touch of metallic detailing. Admirers will be green with envy.

Lambswool wrap top ($395) from Sisley.

Flower brooch with chain belt ($250) from b+ab.

7 Nov 2004 - 12:00am