Abacus Tlos

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Third and final day at Karacan Weavery

A travel blog entry by sandradgillis


Again we made our way to YeşIlyurt for our final day of weaving. Lots to do. First we finished weaving, so our projects could come off the looms. Then we learned how to twist fringes by hand, make a knotted fringe, add tassels and finally make Leno. We didn't finish the Leno so now we all have homework! Though no one will be checking up on us. The Karacan's were all delightful and so good to us, it was a wonderful three days. After school was over for the day, a young ...

Second day at the Karacan Weavery

A travel blog entry by sandradgillis


... it will air on TV and will get a copy. And this was all before noon! Today for lunch they were making börek, a delightful light pastry with filling. The filling today was greens, onions and feta cheese. They made them in the courtyard. Janet volunteered to help. We spent the afternoon practicing on the fly shuttle and weaving samples. By 4:30 we were ready to quit and thought we walked to the square to visit their shop and the market as ...

First day of weaving at the Karacan Weavery

A travel blog entry by sandradgillis


... of the looms and all got a chance to weave a bit. Then mother, Sebahat, showed us how they put some sizing in the yarn. Using flour, the make a water liquid, just bring it to boil, then cool it down with more water. This mixture is the poured over the skeins of yarn and then the skeins are pushed into the solution with a very large Woden spoon to ensure the solution penetrates the skein. They do this as the yarn ...

Head for the Hills

A travel blog entry by michellendave


... the quality of hotels inferior and the prices too high and decided to continue.

We hadn't had a bite after breakfast and were famished. We found this wonderful restaurant that specialized in this way of preparing lamb (we never found out what they did to it.) In any case, the lamb was succulent, and sold by the kilo (70 TL/$32.42 per). We ordered half kilo and split that. And added a scrumptious roasted ...

Lunch along the way at a Turkish Restaurant!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime


... to visit the garden and landscape around the restaurant. It was an interesting place, one that I would never have known had we not stopped here today for lunch. That’s what I like most about these tours, you do things and see things that otherwise, you would never have done nor seen! The joys of travelling!

Monique :-)



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