Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Ancient Art of Rug Weaving!

Interactive Arts Workshop: Weaving Turkish Textiles

Weaving Turkish Textiles
 Sunday, April 1, 3:15pm

137-35 Northern BlvdFlushingNY (map)

Admission: $45 Weaving Participants (includes loom and yarns)
FREE viewing of demonstration for Members & Andrew Hale Lecture attendees Flushing Town Hall, Queens

Join Master craftsman Hayk Oltaci for a unique weaving workshop demonstrating the hand-made textiles of Turkey and the Near East. With more than 30 years experience, Hayk is an expert in fine oriental rugs and tapestries from around the world. Participants will learn to set-up their loom, the weft and warp, and receive information on how to continue their rug at home or join Hayk at his Queens-based workshop for more lessons.Limited seating, reservations required:
718-463-7700 ext 222

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About the Artist:
Hayko (or Hayk Oltaci) was born in IstanbulTurkey to Armenian parents. He came to New York City in 1988. With more than 30 years experience gained in the leading ateliers of Istanbul, Strasbourg, Paris and New York, Hayko is a master weaver and expert in hand-made oriental rugs and tapestries from around the world. Today, Hayko's shop in AstoriaQueenswelcomes visitors to browse, investigate his collection and learn about the ancient art of weaving.