“A Piece and Appreciation”
During the summer activities at OBA, the children have demonstrated great abilities in embroidery through the skills they have learned from a volunteer visiting from Canada and today is the debut of the first finished product. We invite you to listen to T’s sharing throughout the creation process of the art piece.
I was very delighted when I completed this piece and the first person I thought of was the one who taught me everything that I’ve learned in order to create this picture- that is Aunty Hoang Yen. Even though she resides in a foreign country, she is still very simple and plain characteristics of Vietnamese.
I really enjoyed learning embroidery during the first few days because I knew that I would be very beneficial to learn. While I was practicing, it helped me enhance my patience, but I also felt that it also requires great effort and endurance in order to master this skill. I was very enthusiastic and worked constantly for the first five days but then I started to get discouraged because it took so long and the fine details were so complicated. Sometimes to embroider a small leaf I had to change the thread 4-5 times and I just wanted to give up. But I thought about her effort in coming such a long way to teach me and what it costs to buy these materials for me to practice on and I was determined to continue.
Honestly, when Aunty Ngoc complimented me on my first few stitches, I was very happy and encouraged to work harder. I am ecstatic having finished the first picture and is working on my second piece. I want to thank Aunty Yen, thank you Di and everyone.