Mini-immersion fiber art weekends
Bazaar Bayar and Figgi Yarns will be hosting 4 days of craft, culture, shopping, food and conversation!
We’ll wander the lanes of the Bazaar district for remnants of vintage textiles, trims and yarns. We gather inspiration from the colors, sights and textures of this ancient world center of trade.
We’ll learn lessons about color and pattern from the Turkish tulip, the tiles of the Topkapi Palace and
our favorite ‘hidden’ 16C mosque.
We’ll meet for sessions to share what we’ve seen and bought, learn local ways of stitching, plan projects inspired by our outings, see examples of the rich textile traditions of Turkey.
A long weekend of mixing fibers, local history and culture as inspiration, delicious Turkish cuisine and time to connect and enjoy creating with new people, in Old City Sultanahmet.
Join me along with my knit-conspirator Figi, both of us long-time expats in Turkey, fluent in its dramatic historic setting to knit and learn new skills. You’ll be accommodated in a quaint 3-star hotel in the heart of the old city, our base for outings of discovery and relaxed workshop sessions.
Workshop subjects of inspiration: Have a preference? We’re happy to customize!
Mixing media – reclaimed textiles with knitting;
The Turkish tulip - knitting
Ottoman style – knitting
Felting (with Ikonium Studio)
Oya (needle lace)
Duration: 3 nights 4 days, Friday to Monday.
Dates for the second half of 2013:
23-26 August (includes a Bank holiday)
We’ll take a December/January break, back in February 2014!
Our retreats are limited to a maximum 4 guests.
- Two workshop sessions
- Accommodation with breakfast
- Two lunches
- Saturday night meal
- Snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments during workshops
- Local travel expenses
- Any entrance fees
- Basic materials (worksheets, sketchpad, pencil, selection of needles)
- Complementary knit bag and sample Figgi yarns
- Flight costs
- Friday and Sunday night meals
- Personal Bazaar shopping expenditures
- Airport-hotel transfer (although can be arranged if requested)
Cost of the retreat: £499 ~ €623 ~ $799 (usd)
Contact us for a detailed itinerary and other payment options. See you here in Istanbul soon!