One Machine, One Stitch, One Man is an exhibition of embroidery art and fashion which features 20 exquisite hand-crafted kebayas and formal gowns made by Heath Yeo. 4 works such as a tablecloth and coaster sewn by Mrs Tan-Tjioe, who is similarly trained in the treadle machine embroidery as Heath, will also be showcased.
Heath Yeo, a young fashion designer back in the 1990s has had the rare opportunity to learn the art of sulam (a Malay word for embroidery) that is stitched using a manually manoeuvred sewing machine. For 2 years, Heath went under the tutelage of the late Madam Mok Tai Ee who was famous for her kebayas sewn in her home-based shop called Kim Seng Kebayas. What Heath learnt not only ignited his interest in sulam, but he also felt a strong desire to keep the art and heritage of sulam alive. Heath currently works as a Community Social Service Worker but continues to make time to actively share and practise the craft.
Venue: The Arts House, Gallery II
When: 2 - 6 Oct 2019, 10am - 6pm
By: The Arts House