Weave a Persian Kilim Carpet

Subject: Textiles, Applied Arts
Dates: 22 September 2018 - 13 October 2018
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Nooshin Shafiei
Full price
£ 385

Learn techniques for weaving a Persian Kilim carpet. Kilim refers to a type of flat tapestry-woven carpet decorated with geometric patterns.

See examples of the traditional geometric patterns found in Kilim weavings, and how they are constructed. Explore how form, colour and texture has been used generations of weavers.

Then learn to set up a small handmade loom, and weave with naturally dyed wool.

Even small carpets can take many months to weave, so participants can expect to leave the course with a partially completed carpet and enough skills to continue on their own.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What should I bring ?

All materials are provided.

What days do I attend?


Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs. The reduced fee is £310.

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

Tutor biography

Nooshin Shafiei

Nooshin Shafiei began her career in woodcarving and marquetry before moving on to ceramics, illumination, miniature painting, metal engraving and weaving. She has studied under the supervision of Iranian traditional masters and attained a BA in Handicrafts (Distinction), MA in Art Research (Distinction) and is pursuing a PhD in Traditional Arts at The Prince's School. Nooshin has over twenty years experience as a tutor and has exhibited her work both in the UK and internationally.

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