Introduction to Carpet Weaving
|Dates:||20 April 2017 - 15 June 2017|
|Location:||The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG|
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Design and weave your own carpet, in the Persian tradition.
In this practical course, students will learn the principles of traditional design, as well as essential weaving techniques. Students will also gain familiarity with the tools used in this craft. By the end of the course attendees will have a small unfinished carpet with enough knowledge to continue weaving at home and complete their carpets.
The art of carpet making is one of the oldest and most celebrated artistic traditions to have survived to the modern day. Carpets hold an especially distinguished place in the Middle East where they are held as an item of prestige in mosques, palaces, and houses. The historical methods of carpet-weaving are thus highly valued as skills which incorporate aesthetic beauty with traditional craftsmanship.
Shorsh Saleh is an experienced carpet maker and designer. His work has been sold internationally and in London to a number of clients including HRH The Prince of Wales. Saleh is a graduate of The Princes School of Traditional Arts and he continues to design and produce carpets.