Sunday, February 5, 2023

Yarn Heaven in Istanbul - Kurkchu Han

Hello crafty friends!
Long time no write, but here am I, ending my radio silence.
Recently, we've been on a trip to Istanbul (Turkey) and one absolutely unmissable spot for every crafter, especially crocheters and knitters, is a place in the heart of the Grand Bazaar called Kürkçü Han.
This is our fourth visit to Istanbul and every time I set foot into the han, I fell like Alice in Wonderland. The han is filled with mind blowing number of little shops selling everything a crafter would need, from haberdashery and all sorts of accessories, to yarn of all types and quality. While there are several big yarn shops on the ground floor, the second floor of it is exclusively reserved for yarn, and every shop will blow your mind. Literally. The incredible offer ranges from the thinnest (cotton, silk, acrylic) threads to wool and cashmere yarn. 

Due to the recent inflation Turkey is facing, the yarn is way pricier than it was on our last visit. The good thing is the sellers often have discounts on different brands, so you might find some real gems and steals on those deals.


Alhana said...

Looks like setting a foot into yarn paradise! What an eye-catching post to celebrate your back to blogging, Maya. :-)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

A crochet friend was there end of last year and had a grand time. The photos she posted were absolutely amazing. Definitely could spend hours, days there just looking around. The news of the earthquake that hit Turkey/Syria is absolutely heartbreaking. So much loss and destruction. Take care.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

This yarn store looks large and so many pretty skeins of yarn. I hope you found some nice yarn for your projects.

handmade by amalia said...

I feel faint with envy.