时间：2017-12-26 13:52:25 Source: Chongqing Evening NewsTime: 2017-12-26 13:52:25
74-year-old uncle teaches passersby to learn street embroidery for free
Take the subway from Shiqiaopu to teach in Xiaoshi every day.
In the past few days on Weibo and the circle of friends, a piece of news about "the old man in the seventies freely teaches cashmere embroidery on the street" has become popular. Sources said that from Exit 9 of Xiaoshizi Station of the rail transit, go straight for less than 50 meters. In front of a small noodle shop, an old man sat here all day to embroider. Whenever someone watches, he will patiently introduce that he is doing embroidery. In order not to let this craft be lost, he always welcomes interested people to learn for free.
What craft is velvet embroidery? Why does the old man do needlework? Why do you want others to learn for free? Yesterday, the reporter of Slow News-Chongqing Evening News found him.
"What else will not happen after returning, come to me again"
Yesterday morning, a reporter from Slow News-Chongqing Evening News found the old man in front of the noodle hall. His name is Jiang Kerong. He is 74 years old and has a pair of reading glasses. Because it is a vent, he not only wears a hat, gloves, and earmuffs, he covers his body tightly, holds needlework in his hands, and is doing embroidery.
"Wow! These fluffy flowers are so beautiful, are they embroidered up?" Jiang Kerong's velvet embroidery stall is not far from the subway entrance, there is a large wholesale market nearby, people come and go, and people who pass by constantly come to ask In a few words, Jiang Kerong explained patiently and never bored.
"After embroidering the thread with a special needle, cut the coil, and then carefully brush with a toothbrush, this fluff appears." Jiang Kerong told the Slow News-Chongqing Evening News reporter, in fact, learning to embroider is very simple, First copy the painting on the white cloth, and then use a special needle to embroider the thread into the drawn pattern. Once the needle is pierced and raised again, a loop is formed behind the white cloth, and then the coil is cut with scissors. Toothbrush brush the cut coil to the fluff.
Jiang Kerong said that embroidery and embroidery have requirements on fabrics and threads. It is not appropriate to choose fabrics that are easy to hang silk. The thread can only be cotton, and other threads cannot be brushed. In addition, Jiang Kerong also specially prepared a set of tools for passers-by to learn velvet embroidery. After learning the preliminary steps, some passers-by will use this tool to continue operations if they are interested.
"If there is anything else you can do after you return, come to me again." Jiang Kerong will say this when every passerby who has experienced velvet embroidery leaves.
"Afraid of the loss of this craft, I want to find some apprentices"
Slow News-Chongqing Evening News reporters saw Jiang Kerong hanging a lot of embroidered velvet embroidery, mainly flowers and grass, feels fluffy, different from the cross stitch we usually see, the pattern of velvet embroidery is three-dimensional Strong.
Jiang Kerong said that embroidery is easy to get started, and the most difficult thing is to match colors.
"The colors are well matched, and the embroidered things look good. However, nowadays young people go online. There are a lot of matching patterns on the Internet. Just match them like that. The technique after getting started is a process of making perfect."
Jiang Kerong told Slow News-Chongqing Evening News reporter that he learned this craft in his 20s. Because I live in Dazu countryside, mainly farming, I only embroider a few times in my spare time, and occasionally go to the street to teach people to embroider. "When young, many people in my hometown would embroider patterns on pillows and clothes as dowry. Later, as the times changed, fewer people would embroider."
Because the children are in the main city, in 2011, Jiang Kerong also came to the main city from his hometown. "In the first few years when I came to Chongqing, I was not used to it. My children have their own affairs. I go to bed and eat every day, just to sleep." Jiang Kerong said, because he was not used to living, he also went to sell newspapers for a month. I looked at the garage for a month, and then I was at home again for physical reasons.
"In my spare time, I occasionally took out needle and needle embroidery twice, and later learned that there is no place to buy velvet embroidery needles in the main city. I was afraid that this craft would be lost, so I wanted to find some apprentices." Jiang Kerong said that his son and daughter had velvet embroidery. Not interested, so he also made a special trip back to his hometown to find his nephew, hoping that he could learn. "At first, the nephew said he wanted to learn, but then his wife would not let him learn."
After returning to the main city with regret, Jiang Kerong couldn't think of any other way. He decided to set up a stall on the street, teach people for free, and let the craft pass on.
"I'm teaching apprentices, there are dozens of techniques better than me"
Since the beginning of 2015, Jiang Kerong has been standing in Xiaoshizi for more than two years. As long as it is not bad weather, he can be seen there almost every day. Every morning, he takes the subway from Shiqiaopu to Xiaoshizi, where he sits for a whole day, and lunch is resolved nearby.
Slow News-Chongqing Evening News reporters stood here for more than an hour, more than 10 people came to the crowd, 4 of them were very interested, and asked Jiang Kerong to teach skills. "I just saw someone use this plate to embroider handkerchiefs. I haven't seen this kind of velvet embroidery before," said Ms. Wang, a citizen.
"There are dozens of people watching every day, and there are dozens of people who really want to learn." Jiang Kerong said that he set up the booth here because there is a lot of people here and there are many foreigners who come to Chongqing for tourism. According to him, there are thousands of people in the church embroidery here for more than two years. One third of them are outsiders, because they will not use their mobile phones to store phone numbers. Each apprentice will actively save their own mobile phone number. On his phone. Slow News-Chongqing Evening News reporter saw from Jiang Kerong's mobile phone address book that his apprentices were located in Jiangsu, Anhui, Hunan and other places.
"I'm old now, and I don't have the flexibility of young people. My apprentice has dozens of techniques better than me." Jiang Kerong pointed to a plum blossom picture next to him, and said that this plum blossom picture needs to be spent. It takes only a week to embroider, and his apprentice can embroider three patterns of this size a week. "Due to my body's concern, my daughter often told me not to come out and set up a stall. But I think I can teach more people Count some people so that this craft can be passed on. "
Tian Fang, 25, is a proud disciple of Jiang Kerong. She told Slow News-Chongqing Evening News reporter that she also happened to pass by last year and developed a deep interest in velvet embroidery. She began to learn from Master Jiang. "I learned the basic technique in more than ten minutes. Later I went to Master Jiang for advice. A few times. "Tian Fang said, after learning to embroider several pictures for friends.
Because there were so many people who came to study, Jiang Kerong's disciples also made a signboard and a box of business cards for him. "The business card has been issued now, and even the mobile phone I use now is sent by an apprentice." Jiang Kerong smiled. Say.
Velvet embroidery is included in the national intangible cultural heritage list
Liu Kongwen, secretary general of the Chongqing Arts and Crafts Industry Association, told Slow News-Chongqing Evening News reporter that velvet embroidery is a type of embroidery that was popular in the 1960s and 1970s. It is generally embroidered on pillows and handkerchiefs. Especially in recent years, the popularity of cross-stitch has made marginal embroidery more marginal.
Liu Kongwen said that this traditional craft is all manual work. At present, there are not many crafts in Chongqing. There are almost no velvet needles on the market, but there are still many in Shanghai and Zhejiang. Shanghai velvet embroidery is also included in the list. The national intangible cultural heritage list, "Some people in Chongqing are now promoting this traditional craft, which is also worth supporting and encouraging."