Tools of the Trade (1) - posted by Eleanor

We have just had an Open Studio this weekend. I have always loved seeing 'behind the scenes' in any creative space - all the materials and equipment and processes involved in designing and making anything. Visitors to our studios are equally fascinated by our 'kit' - the particular the peculiar.

This is our hank winder. We use it to wind yarn for the blanket stitching off the cones and into hanks for washing. I am particularly fond of the green hammerite finish and the little red metre clock.