Weave a Persian Kilim Carpet

Subject: Textiles
Dates: 15 October 2019 - 3 December 2019
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Dr Nooshin Shafiei
Full price
£ 350

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, color, 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 to class?

All materials will be provided on this course.

What days do I attend?

This course will take place over 8 consecutive 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

Dr 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). She received her PhD from the School of Traditional Arts. Her research, entitled Reconstructing the Saqqa-khaneh in the 21st Century: Designing Traditional Devotional Architecture for a Contemporary Context focused on the saqqa-khaneh, a public fountain that, since Safavid times, has been a feature of the urban landscape in Iran. Nooshin used her work as an artist and placed a project of creating a saqqa-khaneh for a London setting at the centre of the research. She has over twenty years experience as a tutor and has exhibited her work both in the UK and internationally.

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