My Mum is an avid cross stitcher so I asked her to translate the tartan pattern from the common ‘Hong Kong Shopper’ or Ahmah bags into a cross stitch.
This is a start of working on a series with my Mum which already has a biographical link.
As a family we lived in Hong Kong from 1978 to 1982. My Father is originally from Hong Kong and my Mum is second generation New Zealand born Chinese.
Cross stitch is thought to be the oldest form of hand embroidery and can be found throughout the world, similarly these bags can be seen across the world.