One of the nice things about a culture or city that the people walk everywhere is that stores for specific items are commonly grouped in the same area or district. So, while we were looking for a specific store recommended to us, we were able to wander in several in the same area which also catered to embroidery, knitting/crocheting, crafts and fabric.
We came across this shop, Madamella Home, wandering in after being attracted by their displays with clean, streamlined design. The shop is multileveled, with different craft supplies each 1/2 story. Here are some photos of their supplies:
We’re heading next to Sapanca (pronounced Suh-pawn-cha) for a little R&R. It’s about 2 hours drive East of Istanbul and not known as a tourist spot, but rather a place that locals go for a holiday.