Learn about felt-making in the heart of Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Last activity: 30 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    Hi. This is Sabri. I have been making felt for over 10 years. Felting is a process of binding the fibers of wool together to hold a particular shape. This is done with manipulation of the wool by pressing and rolling with hot water and soap. This is a very hands on job that takes energy and attention to detail. However, no experience is needed and welcome anyone interested. The felting process can take several hours depending on the size of the project and the energy you use. Felting is hard work (literally power is used at the final felting stage) but it is also fun to play with the materials and be surrounded by so many colors. There is no minimum stay requirement but for the long term stays i would like to work first and see how much you like the job and how much you capable of doing it. You would be expected to help 5 out of 7 days.
    Meals are provided and access to the kitchen is always welcome for those that like to cook.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can explore the city. Place is located in the heart of Istanbul (galata tower) 5 minutes to istiklal street. Great neighborhood for wandering around as there are many artisan shops nearby and most historical sights can be reached quite easily. Very close to metro, art galleries, pubs, bars and cafes.

    We will make mostly felting and you will learn how to shape the wool with old traditional methods.

  • Help


    Looking for assistance with felting

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Place is relax and quiet, there is a small garden you can chill. You will have room in the entrance of place and private bathroom, kitchen is shared.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 545195628837

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