March's Istanbul Tropical Workshops....

With Ottostop just about unpacked and settled back in the studio following the big India adventure, I thought it would be nice to cling onto some tropical vibes, and make a pile of screens featuring India-inspired motifs for the next run of workshops in Istanbul. March and April's workshops will feature palms, banana leaves, cacti, pineapples and of course... crows! With lots of bright hues!!! We'll be combining these motifs with hand cut paper stencils, and I've a few different textures to place the stencils upon....

Ottostop has more workshops coming up this month, both at brand new cities.... in Antalya (Sunday 19th March, 2pm at Mask Bar in Kaleci) and Izmir (at Nish Creative House, date and time TBC).

Here's some snaps from this weekend's Istanbul workshops on Saturday 4th at MaeZae in Karakoy and Sunday 5th at Container in Besiktas....

Aslı and Yasmin brightening up Saturday morning with HOT PINK crows :-)

Ottostop's experiment with paper cut stencils...

Cake, candles and coffee for Yasmin the birthday girl :-) 

Always fine dining at MaeZae!

Blue hand cut stencil stripes with a bright red palm motif!

As surprise birthday gift of an Ottostop workshop for birthday girl Yasemin!

Stripes and muz leaves!

Colour, colour everywhere!

My first twin students, Dila and Cana (in no particular order!!!)  :-)

Aslihan's gorgeous printed envelope! 

Love this colour combo!

King Alfie of Karakoy...

Love this shot! ...Dila and Cana!

 Ozlem printing pink in pink :-)

Ozlem printing pink in pink :-)

Container, Besiktas on Sunday afternoon.

Ottostop celebrated 1000 likes on Instagram on Sunday!!!

Efe's torn edge eye stencil is one of the best first-time stencil experiments I ever did see! Gorgeous!

 Anna busy printing away at Container on Sunday...

Anna busy printing away at Container on Sunday...

Book binder Anna had quite an impressive production line going on at Container on Sunday- just what I like to see!

Efe registering crows!

Anna places the second layer of sprinkles on her pineapples....

A big thanks to everyone who came to print this weekend, as usual I made a bunch of wonderful new friends and some pretty neat things were cerated!

The Ottostop studio is now taking bookings for weekend courses from April onwards. If you'd like more information about our Fethiye printing courses, or information about our upcoming workshops in Istanbul, Antalya or Izmir, then email