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In recent years, based on the inheritance and innovation of traditional printing and dyeing skills of textile intangible cultural heritage, Wang Ni, associate professor of School of Fashion led a team to design and develop plant-based blue dyeing clothing works. Seeking inspiration from the cultural elements of the Jingchu culture, they designed several sets of plant-dyed cotton and linen garments by applying tie-dye and blue prints in traditional textile printing and dyeing techniques, combined with hand-stitching work and patchwork techniques of Huayao and Miao Nationalities.
These clothes are loved and welcomed by people. In November 2018, with the theme of "The Beauty of Blue Dyeing for a Thousand Years -- Love Blue", the new product launch conference of plant-based blue dyed cotton and linen clothing was held in the Intangible Cultural Heritage Center of Wuhan Textile University. This is the first clothing conference in Wuhan where plant blue dyes are used as dyes for cotton and linen textiles. In November 2019, the Third China Textile Intangible Cultural Heritage Conference, sponsored by the China National Textile Industry Council, was held in Kunming, Yunnan Province. In this conference, the team of Associate Professor Wang Ni won the Cultural and Creative Souvenir Award of China Textile Intangible Cultural Heritage Conference. Her plant-dyed blue dress works were displayed in the conference, which received attention and interviews from CCTV News and other media, and received wide attention and affirmation from leaders and experts present.
Brief Introduction of Wangni
Wang Ni is an associate professor and master's tutor at School of Fashion of Wuhan Textile University. She is the key researcher of Hubei Intangible Cultural Heritage Research Center (Wuhan Textile University) in the direction of traditional valerian dyeing. During her postgraduate study period, she participated in the Chinese People's Liberation Army "a new generation of military uniform design" project. She established the 13th Five-Year Campus Culture Brand Studio to build a platform for creative design of intangible cultural heritage derivatives. Her designs have participated in many domestic cultural industry expos and professional exhibitions at home and abroad. She has been interviewed and paid attention to by CCTV 's "News of the World" column. She has also been reported by Guangming Net,
News Service, Changjiang Daily and other mainstream media. She has undertaken and participated in 6 national and provincial projects, published 3 monographs and textbooks and more than 30 academic papers, obtained 1 appearance patent and guided 12 projects of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Center of WTU; she has also instructed postgraduate students to participate in the Research and Training Program for Inheritors of Intangible Cultural Heritage in China.