Saturday, August 25, 2012
Beginner's Rug Weaving Workshop for Holy Martyrs Armenian Church Members
LEARN THE ART OF RUG WEAVING FROM RENOWNED MASTER CRAFTSMAN HAYK OLTACI: A WORKSHOP EXCLUSIVELY FOR MEMBERS OF THE HOLY MARTYRS ARMENIAN CHURCH
Join us for a four week workshop and discover the ancient art of rug making! You will learn the ABCs of vertical rug weaving, including terms such as warp and weft, techniques such as knotting, and the basics of design. You will discover how to weave the Armenian alphabet into a rug of your own design. And you will actually practice the art of rug making by weaving a small rug of your own using the loom and materials provided to each participant. This is an exciting opportunity to learn how rugs have been made for thousands of years from an experienced teacher who will carefully guide you at every stage.
Traditional music and superb coffee will enhance the evenings!
JOIN US IN THIS EXTRAORDINARY CULTURAL EXPERIENCE. THE FOUR WEEK WORKSHOP BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012! Contact the Church Office (718) 225-0235 or Hayko (212) 717-5400
Where: Youth Room
Dates: October 5, October 12, October 19, October 25
Time: 7:30 - 9:30
Cost: $80 plus $45 (materials)