[WORKSHOP] BASIC WEAVING (PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS “WEAVING WORKSHOP”)

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. 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 some simple patterns such as square, semi-circle and triangle, 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.

Date

  Day

Class

Language

10.06.2018 

Sunday

Adult/Teenager

Cantonese

15.07.2018 

Sunday

Adult/Teenager

Cantonese

05.08.2018 

Sunday

Family

Cantonese

09.09.2018 

Sunday

Adult/Teenager

English

Time: 14:15 – 16:45 

Venue: G/F, T.T. Tsui Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU

Audience and Limit: Adult/Teenager Class: Aged 15 or above, maximum 16 people per class Family Class: Aged 8–14, maximum 8 groups (Only admit 1 parent and 1 child) per class

Registration & Enquiries : Registration starts from May 24, 2018. 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 8–14). Accompanying adult who join the family class must stay with his/her child throughout the class. For enquiries, please contact Ms Chelsea Choi: cchelsea@hku.hk / 2241 5509. 

Instructor: Wing-sum Tsui

Wing-sum Tsui majored in textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States and is currently working as a designer in a renowned carpet company. During her early career, she worked extensively with 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.


Image: Students’ weaving work from the previous workshop. 


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