A workshop by Nausheen Sheikh
The Traditional Crafts are derived from the intertwining of wisdom (hikmah) and craftsmanship (fann or sinaah). Traditional textiles and costumes enable one to wander through the history of the world, from the rise of civilizations to the fall of empires, with a blend of diverse cultures, legends and religions.
Traditional textiles continue to resonate humble beauty and the substance of art is beauty and this is a Divine quality.
Join Nausheen Sheikh, Director of Research and Documentation – Islamic Art and Textiles at Vesica, for a workshop that will take you on a timeless journey through the history, techniques, symbolism and application of these Traditional textiles.
Traditional textiles are rich in pattern, colour and texture. This workshop will introduce students to the harmony of colours and an understanding of pattern created by Geometry and ‘Islimi’ – also known as the Arabesque – and the textural quality of textiles. This will be achieved through traditional painting techniques.
- To create a painted paper panel of a textile design inspired by the traditional textiles.
- Design sketches and colour schemes inspired by traditional textiles.
- Diary/sketchbook of the design process with stages and thoughts.
- Textile design panel
Workshop Date, Time and Location
Date: Saturdays from 26 February to 19 March.
Timings: 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Office of Vesica Limited, 16-24 Underwood Street, London, N1 7JQ
Closest tube station: Old Street
Fees: £250 (materials included)
To Book call Vesica on 020 8133 8050 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)