Thursday, February 08, 2007

Spinning Workshop

Yesterday (Wed, Feb 7, 2007), I joined the Spinning workshop held by Cloth Haven at Hong Kong. The workshop is lectured by Rowena Hart. She is a weaving teacher and fibre artist, Education and Marketing Manager for Ashford Handicrafts (New Zealand) , in Hong Kong for just a day while en route to Europe. Her visit is just in time to demonstrate and introduce spinning. Since she doesn't have her own website, please search her for more information and her books.

This is my first experience to touch spinning and it is full of fun and exciting. The workshop just give us some raw method of spinning, these are some pictures that want to share with others :

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The right top one with brown cloth is Rowena Hart


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Carding wool




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Spinning the wool using a very simple tool - pencil




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Spinning the wool using drop spindle



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See what I have spinned, the little green one. I have also brought these wool to home, hope that can spin them into yarn and knit something interesting. Will post the FO if I success.



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Forthcoming, Cloth Haven will have "Dyeing workshop" on next month. I am waiting this.

3 comments:

Little Sesame said...

Wow, this looks like sooooo much fun!!! Never knew we could have spinning and dyeing classes here in HK, and how can I sign up for the dyeing class next month?

yuki said...

Spinning can be quite addictive! ;) I don't spin much now as I don't have good access to spinning fibers (or have the time), but am looking forward to doing it again soon. Hope you enjoy the dyeing workshop!

Girl Kae said...

i wish there were such fun classes here where I live!!