Nepal sundet 2

We are fully booked for both 19th October and 2nd November. 

Sara will be giving another talk after Christmas. Full details to follow.


Join us for a talk

‘From fleece to floor- rug making in Nepal’

Thursday 2 November 2017       7:00 pm

Sara Tatum, the owner of The Rug & Carpet Studio, travels to far flung parts of
the world to expand her knowledge of rugs and carpets. Carpets have taken
Sara to fascinating and exotic places such as Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Morocco
and Nepal. Her passion for rugs is just as strong as when she founded the
business 25 years ago and as a highly respected professional in the industry, is in
demand to give talks and workshops.

Sara has recently visited the workshops in the outskirts and hills of Kathmandu
to experience first-hand the spinning, dyeing and handweaving process of rugs and carpets.

Nepal weaving 1

Weaving from a computer generated design.

In Nepal artisans and technology collide …

Sara will take you through the rug production process incorporating the new
design technology. The skill of producing handmade rugs can be traced back
thousands of years and during that time the techniques such as hand spinning,
dyeing, carding, weaving, and washing have changed very little and still
produces the best results.
The design software developed in Nepal and now used globally, is one of the best
tools for custom rug designing. The design can be visualised as the finished
product and then woven by the skilled weaver exactly as seen on computer – knot
by knot.
A rug any design, colour or size can be produced.
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about Nepal and their handmade rug and
carpet production. A fascinating talk where Sara will bring to life the
ancient skills as practised by the Nepalese weavers, combined with the technology
of today

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - JANUARY 8: Afghan men organise threads after being dyed at a carpet manufacturer on January 8, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The highly prized and typically expensive carpets and rugs, the most distinctive of all oriental floor coverings, are one of Afghanistan's best recognised exports. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

Thursday 2 November 2017  at 7:00 pm
at
The Rug & Carpet Studio,
The Old White Hart
Long Melford,
Sudbury CO10 9HX

Tickets £10 per person

Including canapés wine soft drinks

Please call 01787 882214 to book a place and pay by credit or debit card
Alternatively please email info@rugandcarpetstudio.co.uk specifying number of tickets required.

Cheques are payable to The Rug & Carpet Studio Ltd . Numbers are limited and booking in advance is advised

.Nepal - Drying Rugs

 

All proceeds from the talk will be donated to GoodWeave Nepal
GoodWeave is an organisation helping to combat exploitation of children. Modernising the
outdated and immoral practice of child labour within the rug industry by certifying childlabour-
free rugs and providing education and opportunities to rescued or at risk children.
For further information please visit GoodWeave Nepal

20% Discount Voucher
As a thank you for supporting GoodWeave with every booking received we
will send you a discount voucher to spend in the Studio. T&Cs apply