[Commentary] The name of the woman in front of the camera is Song Yaorong, a native of Shanghai Chongming "post-80s" woman who used to work in finance.

Under the influence of his mother, Song Rongrong gradually became interested in the production of Chongming old cloth.

  In her handicraft agency, the reporter saw that the homespun cloth has its own style, some are lattices with reed flowers, symbolizing "passe-through"; some are lattices with osmanthus hearts, delicate and dense; some are dyed and dyed clusters, elegant and generous...

  [Concurrent] Song Yaorong, the founder of Kapok Handicraft Society

  It is an infinite weaving sense, it is an infinitely extending weaving sense.

If you look carefully, it is such a weaving, which means "Passepartout".

In fact, it is very difficult to knit. Just now I knit a weft thread forward. It has a blue shuttle and a white shuttle. It has to be changed all the time. It is woven very slowly, unlike a large striped grid.

It's a bit boring to make a bag like this simply, so make a patchwork like this.

  [Explanation] Song Rongrong said that the earliest dyes for these fabrics are vegetable dyes. It is easiest to use artificially planted blue grass to extract the blue pigment. If it is of other colors, it is more rare.

  [Concurrent] Song Yaorong, the founder of Kapok Handicraft Society

  You see, the homespun cloth is bluish, and there are few bright ones.

The old homespun cloths, including blue calico, are actually blue from the planted Polygonum blue. Polygonum blue is the easiest dye to grow and obtain, so they were all blue at that time.

Like some people of higher class, they only wear red, yellow, and bright colors, (but) they are mostly blue because they have better materials.

  [Explanation] The homespun fabrics woven by Song Glory's Kapok Kaishousha attracted many tourists and locals. When some elderly people saw these homespuns, they also brought back memories of those years.

  [Concurrent] Gu Lanjuan, a local villager

  I haven't seen it for many years. It is really nostalgic to see it here, and I am very moved.

Unexpectedly, this workshop still retains the traditional craftsmanship, and at first glance there is a kind of nostalgia.

  [Explanation] In the past few years, Kapok Handicraft Club has won the second prize of the Shanghai Women and Children's Family Charity Service Creative Competition, and Shanghai's top ten "Most Favorite Community Volunteer Service Projects" and other honors.

At present, three work sites have been developed in Chongming District, and the content of the handicraft club will be gradually expanded to integrate technical research, product design, workshop experience, international exchanges and related supporting services, and become the most Chongming feature in East China. Creative workshop.

  Zhang Jian Shanghai Report

Editor in charge: [Wang Sishuo]