A joint project of postcards depicting "Near My Home"
Made by TEXERE Members and their students

Students of Wu Pei-Shan, Fashion Imaging Department,
Ming Dao University Taiwan.

Hoong Miane Eng: Colours of Malaysia - Materials: cloth and leather.
Techniques: split weaving and hand painting
Concept: Malaysia is a multi clan country. The three largest groups are Chinese, Malays and Indians. Each ethnic group has its own culture and way of life or the life circle, but they are still able to live harmoniously in a country which they share with each other. With this idea I used the colours of Malaysia, Chinese - red (festive), Malays - green (festive), Indians - blue (impressions), as the way of using colour.

Fang Chia-Chen, Lugang, Taiwan: Traditional taste in Lugang. - Materials:- Cotton canvas and woven cottons.
Ideas:From a flagstone to an asphalt road; / from riding a bike to driving a car;/From three-section compound to a detached apartment. Even if / Lots of people pass by the roads and the lanes, / The camera shutter has been pressed again and again, / And the news has been reported time after time. / The most memorable thing is the Lugang traditional snacks.
Hsu Ching: Coastal Style - Materials: flax, wool, beads and embroidery threads - Techniques: crochet, outline embroidery and satin stitch
Fabric is an interesting thing, many different materials and fibres can be used to produce it. My hometown Keelung, a port in northern Taiwan, is also known as a rainy city which enjoys all the resources of the ocean. Fishing nets and creels are essential components of local life. The city has many beautiful harbours and delicious appetizing sea foods. Amidst the hustle and bustle there is a temple, a picturesque sea front and the spectacular Zhongyuan Festival. Keelung has rich local sentiments. My work made from flax, wool and beads has been made by crochet, appliqué, and hand embroidery. It not only represents the city's life style but also captures the beautiful scenery and the cultural heritage of Keelung.

Wan-Ci-Li: A Point Plus A Line = Destiny - Materials and techniques: crocheted wool and embroidery
Ideas :My picture is, I walk by a factory every day, which used to produce glasses. Half of our town worked there including my parents. My parents worked there and fell in love with each other, finally they got married. That factory is very special, it has two parts, there is a hole which is like a cave and connects with these two parts. Now that hole has become a way through which I have to walk every day. You can see the hole, just turn to your right in front of the door of my house. It is also the sweet memory of my parents who fell in love and lived there.

Zheng Wen-Shan: fishing port, Taiwan - The Sea Candle in Shan. - Technique: Crocheted wool
I grew up at a fishing port and in my thoughts the fishing boats and the sea are all always around me. The lighthouse and fish is my concept. The candle means that the fish jumped out of the sea to make a brilliant light. The dark blue part is the fin and is the sea wave too. The red part is the fishes head as well as the flame. We are therefore the lighthouse and the fish.

Hsu Mei Shiu: Warmth Kaohsiung - Materials: greige; embroidery threads; cardboard
I always feel that Kaohsiung is a warm and enthusiastic town, even though I have left it. Taiwan has two international airports, one which is located in Kaohsiung and is convenient for transport. The World Games 2009 is being held in Kaohsiung too. Kaohsiung Country is the place where I was born, it is quieter than the city and they have a red flower to represent everybody who is enthusiastic – the Chinese hibiscus.

Pei Jyun Lien: My hometown Chang Liang - Materials and techniques: Weaving the cotton fabric and transfer printing
I have been missing my hometown since I left for further studies in a foreign country. When I reach my hometown I walk along with my camera. The train and mountains remind me of the beautiful scenes that are located there. As time flies I have to leave this place and hopefully there is a chance to go back there again.

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