Introduction to carpet weaving: Flat weave

Subject: Textiles
Dates: 6 February 2020 - 27 February 2020
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Shorsh Saleh
Full price
£ 160

Design and weave your own miniature kilim (or flat weave) carpet.

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 that incorporate aesthetic beauty with traditional craftsmanship.

In this practical taster course, students will learn flat weaving techniques and practice using the tools of this craft. Using naturally dyed wool and a loom, students will make a small carpet that they can take home.

This course requires a minimum number of enrolment to run.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What should I bring to class?

All materials will be provided on this course.

What days do I attend?

This course will take place over 4 consecutive 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?

You can view our policy here.

The School reserves the right to discontinue or suspend a Course up to fourteen (14) calendar days before the advertised start date of the Course.

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Tutor biography

Shorsh Saleh

Shorsh Saleh is a Kurdish mixed-media artist, carpet designer and weaver.  Saleh includes the traditional techniques of miniature painting in a contemporary context, using handmade natural pigments, dyes and papers. Saleh is also an experienced Persian carpet maker and many of his works are inspired by the symbolic motifs used in traditional carpets, combined with contemporary imagery. 

He studied for his MA  in Traditional Arts at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London, where he has been teaching carpet weaving since 2015. Saleh has exhibited both nationally and internationally. His works are held in the Royal Collection Trust, the British Museum, the Bagri Foundation and The Islamic Art Museum, Malaysia.