HUGE TIE-DYE patchworks brightened up Park Court at Pacific Place the past weekend as part of the Tie D'eye visual arts and fundraising project. Jointly organised by Standard Chartered Bank and the Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival, the project aims to raise awareness about the visually impaired. The organisers also hope to raise donations for Seeing is Believing -Standard Chartered's global fundraising programme which has a goal of restoring sight to 1 million people with curable blindness. All funds raised by Seeing is Believing will go to Orbis - a non-profit organisation that works towards curing blindness in the mainland. So far, the project has raised $300,000. The art project attracted 10,000 students. Each participant donated $10 or more to the project. In return, they received a piece of cotton fabric and were taught how to tie-dye it to create a pattern resembling an eyeball. The fabric swatches were stitched into patchwork quilts. 'I now know how to tie-dye and I donated money to help the blind regain their sight,' said Chan Lok-yi from Bishop Walsh Primary School. 'It is a meaningful and fun project.'