We call what we do magic but each potion has many ingredients 🙂 Our major source for discarded textile materials is monthly meetings of older sista’s local group named after their Facebook group: Your Trash, My Treasure. Senin Çöpün, Benim Hazinem in Turkish. At first, this was a small group of friends living in Datça,[…]
Frogs spawn at the end of March, and you can see tadpoles in ponds in April. However, our April frog is already about to jump :D It could be that lockdown periods makes us jumpier than ever. We are full of ideas and our hands are busy with new projects but there is still no[...]
The pun is intended. Moreover, it is purposeful because mum’s not the word anymore, the fact that Earth’s being the primary mother of all of us is out in the open, it cannot be kept or ignored as a well-hidden secret. Our relationship with our mothers vary from person to person but fundamentally it follows[...]
Older sista wrote an article for Thrive Global. It is about another ordinary (!) day of a crafter and her ever clashing inner selves (ha ha!) We hope you enjoy reading it during this holiday season and nudge us to write more. Wishing you a Merry Christmas! Click to read.
A few days ago, while talking with friends over coffee (later, over beer and wine!) the topic was non-lasting relationships, about how people dump each other easily at the first sign of trouble, and I heard myself saying “We cannot understand this because we are a generation of the screen-safe.” Around the table, we were[...]
Thrifted yarns… a piece of fabric a friend want to throw away… a cherished piece of natural dye testing cloth by Beste Bonnard (older sista’s ecoprint teacher)… Those seemingly odd bits come together and begin to tell us about myriad possibilities of combinations… eventually, one of the probabilities will turn into a Sista&Sista Made product[...]
It does not matter: the size of the fabric or the color of the yarn or where you put the first stitch… you start without planning, even without thinking about the end result… you may draw a circle or spiral with a pencil but even that is not necessary… It is all about starting something[...]
It is such a shame to waste those beautiful tshirt hanger loop ribbons so we collect them and used for embellishing a piece of burlap scrap then converted it into a gorgeous blue cushion which you would glad to have it on your sofa as an inspiring object. Click to see.
Here we go… again. The process of creating a website is not unlike creating our products: at first, we had no idea about what to do :) Now, if you are reading this, it means that we did it again; we managed to bring together bits and pieces and created something practical out of them.[...]