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Make Natural Felt in Anatolia.

24/03/2017
por SERCAN ÜNLÜ
Idioma: EN

Natural felt making course was opened in Ayvalık Public Training Center. Up to now 100 Adult students have enrolled in our course. This course is open every day of the week for adults. The average age of our adult students is 45.

Natural Felt art is one of the oldest and disappearing Turkish arts. The felt is the fabric obtained by simply beating the goat hair without touching it. Today, it is made by very few people in Afyon, Birecik, Tire, and in some districts of Central and Eastern Anatolia.

Felt-made clothes, keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter. It is waterproof and used for tents and carpets in Central Asia.

There are two types of felt construction. One is wet felt method and the other is felt  made with  needle. Wet felt is always stronger. The works made with felt needle are mostly made for ornamental purposes. Both can be used together. Dry felt can also be used beside the wet felt for more detailed decoration.

Everything starts with knowing much about the wool. Later on, your creativity comes from your talented hands and your inner world.

Felt making teaches you to be patient. It teaches people to slow down and cleanse the mind. It's like a sort of meditation and therapy

We are delighted to pass on the courses we have opened for adults and the art of felt to future generations.

Natural and high quality products are being produced in this handicrafts branch in the Ayvalık Public Training Center.

 

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