Turks are spread out over a wide area by changing often their homeland on the world geography and they lived in different civilizations under the effect of many cultures and religions. Whereupon Turks acquired a public culture which changes, develops and is attached to tradition from Middle Asia to present.
Inside the Turkish public culture, felt making has an important place next to the other handcraft fields. Today many types of handcraft are face to face with degeneration or disappearance. Today felt making is not valued in the proper sense but it is sustainable; in different regions of Anatolia there are craftsmen who make personal efforts and the University of Selçuk. In the Handcrafts Education Division of the Professional Education Faculty, within the context of gaining educational skills, it is provided to the studying students with courses supporting their professional specialty. In December 2002 a project about the sustainability of felt making is realized with the cooperation of students and felt artists.The subject of the seminar encloses the introduction of the project “Tent of Peace and Love”. The purpose of the seminar is to tell and present the phases of the project, which means all the activities from the beginning till the result. Within the context of the seminar; mutual art activities with the felt arts belonging to divers countries, also the introduction of a project which testifies access to a concrete result with the attendance of the students of higher education and being an example to the works which will be done in this field. All these make the subject of the seminar important.Keywords: Medieval Islamic ceramic art, Chinese sancai ceramics, flow-painted abrasive embellishment
Key Words: Wool, felt, felt maker, tent of peace and love, homeland, Ireland