[WORKSHOP] WEAVING WORKSHOP

Date: Saturday, 20 May 2017
Time: 14:30 - 17:00
Venue: 1/F, T.T. Tsui Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU
Class: Family
Audience: Aged 6-14
Language: English
Limit: 15 people per workshop
Registration Fee: Registration starts from the April 11, 2017. Course fee is HK$100 per participant for adult/teenager class or per group for family class (only admit 1 parent and 1 child aged between 6-14). For enquiries, please contact Ms Elena Cheung: elenac@hku.hk / 2241 5512 or Ms Chelsea Choi: cchelsea@hku.hk / 2241 5509.

Weaving is one of the methods of textile production that consists of two distinct sets of yarn – the warp and the weft – which interlock to form a single piece of fabric or cloth. To coincide with our current exhibition, Imagining Qianlong: Louis XV’s Chinese Emperor Tapestries and Battle Scene Prints at the Imperial Court in Beijing, UMAG is offering weaving workshops for adults and children to explore this ancient craft. Participants will have the opportunity to use a traditional weaving handloom to create their own design, with a variety of different yarns to choose from. The workshop is designed to teach basic weaving techniques and to allow participants to explore a variety of materials and colours as part of the weaving process; therefore, it is unlikely that the entire weaving will be completed in the allotted class time. Note: All materials will be provided and all looms must be returned at the end of each workshop.

Instructor: Wing-sum Tsui 
Wing-sum Tsui majored in textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States and is now working as a designer in a renowned carpet company. During her early career, she worked extensively in dyeing and spinning yarns, weaving on an eight-shaft wooden loom, Dobby loom and fully computerised Jacquard loom. She also creates artworks on fabric using silk screen printing.

Please click here for the application form.

Keywords: Weaving

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