Joint UMAG Programme –Embroidery Workshop (In Cantonese)

Date :
Saturday, 29 May 2021
Time :
10:30 -13:00
Venue :
G/F Fung Ping Shan Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam (Please enter via the Fung Ping Shan Building and not the T.T. Tsui Building entrance).
Cost :
$200 Member
Limit :
Enquiries :
Alice Ko at [email protected] or 2241-5507


UMAG’s silk textile collection encompasses a diverse range of subjects and formats. Among these is an embroidered calligraphic panel Mandarin Ducks and Peach Blossoms that derives from a couplet written by Wong Tonghe (1830-1904), a Qing dynasty official and calligrapher. It illustrates the harmonious figures of He He Er Xian, birds and flowers.

Organised in conjunction with the exhibition Pictorial Silks: Chinese Textiles from the UMAG Collection, this workshop introduces the basic techniques to create an embroidered peony and magpie.  From this experience, participants will better appreciate the skills and patience required in this art craft. 


Resource Person

Miru Wong is the third-generation artisan of a Hong Kong embroidered shoe shop.  A designer and craftsperson, she received her bachelor’s degree in visual communication from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Wong produces embroidered shoes by combining hand weaving and shoemaking technology. She is also the author of Embroidered Shoes (Xiuhuaxie), which won the “Publishing Award” for Art and Design in the “Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards 2017”.


《芍藥·喜鵲》刺繡工作坊 (粵語)




Miru Wong,香港繡花鞋店的第三代傳人,身兼設計師及手藝師,於香港理工大學視覺傳意學士畢業。其鞋履融合了刺繡工藝及造鞋技術的結晶。另著有《繡花鞋》一書,曾獲得「香港出版雙年獎2017」(藝術及設計)之「出版獎」。