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Catherine Salter Bayar
Works at Bazaar Bayar
Attended FIDM
Lives in Samatya, Istanbul
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Home decor, mohair throws, hand knit colorful yarn windings that coordinate with overdyed rugs and "old wool" kilims.
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Join us this autumn for handknits, needlework, ebru, oya and felting!
2013 – Workshops. Here's what we offer in hands-on workshops in Samatya and Sultanahmet this year. By appointment for individuals or groups. Contact us! We often mix and match the below (who can pick just one?). We'd love to see you here.
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Join us this autumn for colorful handknits, felting, oya, ebru and more!
2013 – Workshops. Here's what we offer in hands-on workshops in Samatya and Sultanahmet this year. By appointment for individuals or groups. Contact us! We often mix and match the below (who can pick just one?). We'd love to see you here.
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Work
Occupation
Designer + Writer + Treasure Hunter = Craftivist
Employment
  • Bazaar Bayar
    Designer +Writer +Treasure Hunter, present
  • Too many clothing companies to count, plus several interior design firms
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Currently
Samatya, Istanbul
Previously
Santa Barbara California - Los Angeles - San Francisco - New York - Portland - Selcuk Izmir
Story
Tagline
Weaving words, fibers and handcrafts into a creative force for bridging cultures.
Introduction

California native Catherine Salter Bayar designs, sells and writes about handmade textiles, reviving and reinterpreting artisan handwork as a way to bridge cultures and share the common language of craft. Careers in clothing and interior design on both US coasts taught her the beauty of color, pattern and texture, while experiencing the world through the challenge of developing product in countries across Europe and Asia.

On a third trip to Turkey in 1998, she met husband Abit, who shares her passion for handcrafts and cultural exchange. They spent a decade in the Aegean town of Selcuk, near Ephesus, with their vintage textile shop and a popular wine and nargile cafe. In search of greater challenges, the couple moved to Istanbul’s Old City Sultanahmet in the spring of 2010 with plans for a handcrafts workshop, a gathering place to employ local needlecrafting women and offer classes in traditional Turkish fiber arts to visitors and local residents. The workshop found a permanent home in Spring 2012 in Samatya, an ancient fishing village on the Sea of Marmara, within the Old City walls.


Education
  • FIDM
    Textile and Clothing Design, 1982 - 1985
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Interior Design, Anthropology and Architecture, 1991 - 1995
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Gender
Female
Other names
Maiden surname Cord