Ottoman Textiles with Concepts of Luxecycling

Background Information

The traditional textiles resonate humility and beauty. The substance of art is beauty and this is a Divine quality. The traditional crafts are derived from the intertwining of wisdom (hikmah) and craftsmanship (fann or sinaah). Luxecycling, the latest way to revamp, is about producing polished, exquisitely made pieces and reworking the vintage.

Students will be introduced to the techniques, symbolism and application of these traditional textiles. This workshop will introduce students to an understanding of textile design created by Geometry and 'Islimi' (also known as the Arabesque), textural qualities and harmony of colours.

These techniques will be applied with the concepts of luxecycling to produce a textile piece which combines the old with the new, the traditional with the contemporary.

Expected Outcomes

  • Design sketches and colour schemes inspired by traditional textiles

  • An understanding of luxecycling and the reworking of the vintage as well as fusion of the traditional in a contemporary style

  • Diary / sketchbook of the design process with stages and concepts

  • A textile to exhibit the fusion of these concepts

Booking Details

Date Saturdays - June 25 to July 16
Time 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location 16-24 Underwood Street
N1 7JQ
Fee £250 (materials included)
Instructor Nausheen Sheikh
How to book Call Vesica on 020 8133 8050
Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Book before June 15 and get 10% off!
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