|I blinked and January was gone!
I spent most of my January planning and preparing for upcoming classes. I miss those times that I could meet people in person and share my passion, but meeting online is an unexpected yet satisfying way of communicating. So I can't complain! I will keep trying hard to find better ways to share my love with you. I also enjoy learning and practicing new things that I always wanted to try. My naturally dyed fabric stash gets bigger, and hanbok (Korean dress) construction study has a little progress.
I started to making miniature hanbok with fabrics and hanji (mulberry paper). I will share my progress next month. My goal is to offer hanbok construction class sometime!
Lunar New Year's Day is February 12 this year. I will prepare foods for family rituals and celebrate the new year of the ox.
I wish you all have a happy, healthy, prosperous year!
Double happiness with oQamoQa project has good news! We will exhibit our work in Hanok in Bukcheon in Seoul. The dates are from June 1-13, 2021. The city of Seoul owns several hanok in Bukcheon, a traditional hanok area, and encourage artists and groups to exhibit. Seong ok, oqamoqa's creator, applied our project and we got 2 weeks of the exhibit time!
Please check and follow our progress on Instagram #doublehappinesswith oqamoqa
Korea Textile Tour 2021 is still up in the air but my list of planned visits to Korea is getting longer. I hope I can resume and take off with my dear companions. Let's get the vaccine and wear a mask! Wait-list is available so please let me know if you are interested in future tours.
The month's Korean thing is Beoseon, 버선 (Korean traditional socks). Beoseon has an elegant curve from the instep of the foot to the toe. The pointed toe is a very distinctive characteristic. Both men and women wore plain white beoseon. There are single-layered ones, double-layered ones, and quilted ones. Children's beoseon are quilted, embroidered, and tied with a tie. Beoseon are usually very tightly made and it takes effort to wear but make feet look very pretty. Traditionally, beoseon-clad feet were said to look like cucumbers!