5 April – 7 June 2016 – 18:30 to 21:00 – Tuesday evenings
The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3SG
Direct Line: +44(0)20 7613 8547
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.
In this practical course participants will be introduced to the art of carpet weaving with a particular focus on the Persian tradition. This course will introduce participants to the principles of traditional techniques of designing and weaving carpets. By the end of the course attendees will have a small carpet with enough knowledge to continue weaving at home and, if needed, complete their carpets .
Shorsh Saleh is an experienced carpet maker and designer. His work has been sold to both internationally and in London to a number of clients including HRH Princes Charles. Saleh is a graduate from the Princes School of Traditional Arts and he continues to design and produce carpets.
Cost: £385, concessions £310
To book, please visit: http://www.psta.org.uk/openprogramme/217/