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Turkish Felt (Kece) Making Workshops

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Address: Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19, Istanbul, Turkey
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Felt is a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and...

Felt is a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woollen fibres. While some types of felt are very soft, some are tough enough to form construction materials. Felt can be of any colour, and made into any shape or size.Many cultures have legends as to the origins of feltmaking. Sumerian legend claims that the secret of feltmaking was discovered by Urnamman of Lagash. The story of Saint Clement and Saint Christopher relates that while fleeing from persecution, the men packed their sandals with wool to prevent blisters. At the end of their journey, the movement and sweat had turned the wool into felt socks.Feltmaking is still practised by nomadic peoples in Central Asia and northern parts of East Asia, where rugs, tents and clothing are regularly made. Some of these are traditional items, such as the classic yurt, while others are designed for the tourist market, such as decorated slippers. In the Western world, felt is widely used as a medium for expression in textile art as well as design, where it has significance as an ecological textile.Traditional Turkish Felt Workshop by Mehmet GirgicMehmet Girgic is a master Craftmen in Felt Making in Istanbul and we make our workshops in his Studio by himself or his assistants. The workshop is a Full day activity starting app. 09:30 until 17:00.In the lesson you will make the whole stages of a Felt making process and by the evening, you will be able to finish 1 item like a hat, bag, shoe, a scarf or a design that you choose.. In the workshop, we provide a lunch for our students.

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Made my own Fez

I didnt want to end up with some tourist tat fez so I tried this workshop and it was spectacular. Really interesting, Mehmet comes from a multigenerational family of felt... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

I didnt want to end up with some tourist tat fez so I tried this workshop and it was spectacular. Really interesting, Mehmet comes from a multigenerational family of felt makers. He and his wife Theresa really spend the time to show you how it all works and make sure that you are happy with the outcome. Theyre not happy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

A family member recommended this workshop to me and I thoroughly endorse that recommendation to you! I had some minor experience in felt-making prior to the workshop however this day-long course demystified the process and gave me the confidence and enthusiasm to further develop my knowledge and skills now I am home in New Zealand. Thank you Theresa and Mehmet... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

Thank you Alp for recommending this amazing workshop of the ancient art of felting! What a fantastic day it was learning how to make a wool felt bag. I learned the entire process and finished a bag in one day. Theresa and Mehmet, the owners of the studio, were so helpful and patient showing me each step through completion. Mehmet... More 

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