Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Master-Craftsman, Hayk Oltaci invited to Vancouver to teach the Ancient Art of Rug Weaving.

Join Hayk Oltaci, from New York City, for a day-long workshop on May 6, 2017 at St. Vartan Armenian Church of BC. Learn the art of rug weaving and discover the ancient art of rug making!

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: St. Vartan Armenian Church of BC: 1260 West 67th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $150.00 per person

Includes instruction and materials. You keep your weaving-loom kit, weaving frame, pick-up stick, yarn needle, weaving warp and yarn. Lunch is included.
Limited seating: A 12-person group
Reservation is required by: March 31, 2017

The purpose of this workshop is to promote the ancient art of rug weaving to Armenians around the world. If you are an arts and crafts lover, this is another medium you will simply love to work in. We are starting off with beginner’s workshops with the hopes of creating a future rug-weaving circle.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Evening Rug Weaving Workshops in Long Island City, NY

     The Art of Rug Weaving (Class for 3 nights)

For more information click Facebook event page

Join master Craftsman, Hayk Oltaci, for a workshop of three evenings this February in Long Island City at Hayko Fine Rugs and Tapestries. Learn the art of rug weaving and discover the ancient art of rug making!

When: Classes start the first week of February 2017 (Tuesday & Wednesday).
*  February: 7;  Tuesday,      7:00pm - 9:00pm
*  February: 8;  Wednesday7:00pm - 9:00pm
*  February: 14; Tuesday,     7:00pm - 9:00pm
When: Classes start the first week of March 2017 (Tuesday & Wednesday).
*  March: 7;  Tuesday,      7:00pm - 9:00pm
*  March: 8;  Wednesday7:00pm - 9:00pm
*  March: 14; Tuesday,     7:00pm - 9:00pm


Where: Hayko Fine Rugs and Tapestries 43-01 21st Street, Unit 110F Long Island City, NY 11101

Price: $200.00/per person, Includes instruction and materials.

Weaving Loom kit includes:
* Weaving frame
* Pick-up stick
* Yarn needle
* Weaving warp and weft
* 3 Different Colored Yarn

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 a rug in your own design. 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.

Enjoy traditional music & tea while learning how to weave a traditional rug on your own loom! Everyone leaves with their own mini rug. All materials and supplies provided. All ages welcome.

Limited seating, reservations required. (10 person)

Please forward this e-mail to your friends and family for them not to miss this amazing opportunity to learn the techniques and secrets of ancient rug weaving.

Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis. All are welcome.

For more information about the classes or our ultimate expert service in hand cleaning and repair of your rugs, please contact Hayko at (212) 219-8257 or (212) 717-5400)