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Date: 6/23/12 7:51 AM

A friend is travelling to Turkey and has offered to bring me back some silk.
Can anyone tell me what sorts of silk are sold in Bursa? I have had a look on the web & I saw lots of garments, but not much description of fabric. (I'll need to provide very specific instructions.) I think I want a traditional pattern in a blouse fabric, but it looks like their garments are heavier weight & extensively emboidered?

Can anyone share their experience? Will they be able to find a lighter-weight silk? Should I revise my ideas and go for something heavier - and if I do, what could I make it into???

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Date: 6/23/12 3:34 PM

Iīve been to Istanbul and saw one fabricshop with manīs suit fabrics and a hole block of acrylic yarn....

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Date: 6/23/12 6:18 PM

Mel, generally Middle Eastern countries do have large fabric markets, but a lot of it, perversely, will be poly. I also did not see much fabric in Istambul, visiting mostly the old city and tourist places, but I am sure the local women sew quite a lot, especially outside the capital.

However, having seen a lot of fabric in Asia and the Middle East, unless you are specifically after the local ethnic styles, I would say the best deals on silk are in the US. And as silk is light, shipping is reasonable. I shipped 10m of medium weight silk faille for under $30.

All that said, I have never been to Bursa or seen the fabric market/shops there, so take my advice with a grain of salt.

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Date: 6/23/12 6:54 PM

Mel I went to Bursa last year and spent an afternoon at the silk market. A lot of the silk is pre-made, ie scarves, ties, cushion covers etc. with some clothing. You can buy yardage and if your friend looks hard enough you can find different weights and types from the embroidered silks to patterned to some plain. In the better part of the market they had a lot of wedding, MofB silks. The patterned silks are similar to what we buy here.

All that said, if you are wanting a traditional pattern I suggest it will be embroidered silk which is heavier. I didn't see any traditional designs in 'printed' silks only embroidered.

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Date: 6/23/12 10:46 PM

Thanks Lynny, that's helpful.

Maybe I'll just specify a colour range & ask for a scarf.

Then add a wish list for emboidered yardage if it seems a reasonable price (I get the impression it might be fairly expensive?). I'll trawl the website some more & see if I can come up with a picture of what I like for them.

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