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DIY THINGS TO DO IN TAIWAN: Blue Dye Making Workshop at The Can

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Looking for new things to do in Taiwan? Experience the Blue Dye Culture of Taiwan!


For our last activity during our Taiwan OTOP Tour, we got to experience the Blue Dye Culture of Taiwan. This traditional Taiwanese cloth dyeing technique can still be found in Sanxia District in New Taipei City. Because of the abundance of the dye plant called "Da Jing" in the area, Sanxia became the center of the cloth dyeing industry of Northern Taiwan during the late Qing dynasty. To keep the tradition alive, locals have set up dyeing workshops along the old streets of Sanxia to let other people learn and appreciate the art of Blue Dye.

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Sanxia District is an urban district in the southwestern part of New Taipei City, Taiwan. It is also where The Can Restaurant is located. Here, we got to experience hands-on workshop on Blue Dye which is a traditional Taiwanese cloth dyeing technique. This traditional art, is really fun to do. It may be tedious because of the several steps to achieve it, but it will certainly test your patience and be happy with the result.

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With the help of the instructor, he discussed to us the different patterns we can achieve with every tie we do on the cloth. He then gave us a piece of white cloth, some rubber bands, and sticks and let our imagination work for the design we want to do.

DIY THINGS TO DO IN TAIWAN TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG

DIY THINGS TO DO IN TAIWAN TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG

DIY THINGS TO DO IN TAIWAN TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG

DIY THINGS TO DO IN TAIWAN TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG

After doing the folds, crumple, twirls, and tie on the cloth with rubber bands and sticks, we then went outside for the dyeing process. This is the hardest part because you need to dye and dry the cloth for several times. But it was fun!

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BLUE DYE CULTURE IN TAIWAN TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG

BLUE DYE CULTURE IN TAIWAN TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG

The design will unfold after taking off all the tie on the cloth. Here's what I did! And I'm so happy with the result.

BLUE DYE CULTURE IN TAIWAN TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG

While waiting for our works to dry, we went back to the restaurant and feasted on some of The Can's yummy dishes.

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THE CAN RESTAURANT IN TAIWAN TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG

THE CAN RESTAURANT IN TAIWAN TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG

THE CAN RESTAURANT IN TAIWAN TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG

THE CAN RESTAURANT IN TAIWAN TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG

THE CAN RESTAURANT IN TAIWAN TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG

THE CAN RESTAURANT IN TAIWAN TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG

This activity will certainly unleash your creativity. So, if you're looking for new things to do in Taiwan, visit The Can at Sanxia District in New Taipei City and experience the Blue Dye culture of Taiwan. Aside from understanding the blue dye culture, the most important aspect of visiting Sanxia is to experience blue dye DIY workshops offered by the locals. Creating your own very unique blue dye product is such a wonderful and rewarding experience that the family and group of friends will surely enjoy! Don't miss this when traveling to Taiwan!

For more information and inquiries, please contact:

The Can

Address: No.317, Qingshui St., Sanxia Dist., New Taipei City 237, Taiwan
Opening Hours: 09:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Admission Ticket: Free
Contact: +886 2 2671 7090
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thecan.tw

Blue Dye DIY Workshop

Workshop Fee: NT $250
Website: www.thecan.com.tw

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1 comments :

Haryette Kaye Adigue said...

i like this blog. It is also very useful. This blog shows what a country has, like their foods, cultures and also traditions

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