Love & Etiquette Arts Festival Workshop

As part of their Islamic Arts Festival for Eid ul Fitr 2015, the Love & Etiquette foundation based in Blackburn invited Tasleema Alam (founder of Traditional Ateliers) and myself to deliver a day workshop and talk on Islamic art and textile printing. It was a great day with lovely group of participants, both children and adults. We went through some basic principles of Islamic art, and using a straight edge and compass learnt how to draw an eight pointed star; a shape ubiquitous in Islamic art and architecture. We then added biomorphic designs to the star, carved some block prints, and printed some fabric! The work produced  by the participants was really impressive and inspirational.