Introduction to Carpet Weaving

Subject: Textiles
Dates: 24 January 2019 - 14 March 2019
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Shorsh Saleh
Full price
£ 350

Design and weave your own knotted 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. This carpet will have a pile, rather than a flat weave.

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.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What should I bring to class?

All materials will be provided, including a small loom which you can take home at the end of the course.

What day(s) do I attend?

Thursday evenings

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

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Tutor biography

Shorsh Saleh

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.