Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Trying to organize a list for customers to see items for sale from Ikonium Studio Iststanbul, here is my first can tell I am NOT a computer geek.......

so copy and paste this address to access the list of items

Sunday, January 19, 2014

We Have Been Busy Creating Color

This winter we have been busy making colors on knitting yarns and wool for felt making here in the studio.   We are working with both natural dye colors and fiber reactives in order to please a range of customers.  The colors drying outside in the sunshine are pleasing to tourists passing by.  The dye pots afford a hamam like feeling inside the shop at times.  We also aquired a new old Juki sewing machine which I am thrilled doesnt even blink when sewing layers of felt.  Some of the new colors are finding their way into our daily feltwork as well.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

day trip to Büyük Ada and other islands off Istanbul...great day off inspiration for  our work !
Boats and horses and colors and textures!!!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Çizgi Şal

Crafting new artisanal striped scarves using hand dyed fabrics combined with silk/ merino wool......perfect for autumn weather. Here are the first with many more to come as they are already sold! Meanwhile we had TRT Turkish television station here filming us for the up coming series on traditional hand craftsmen.

Monday, July 29, 2013

New work from Ikonium getting ready for our exhibition in Bodrum set for July...its all hands on deck Mehmet, Theresa, Sali.Unuz have all been pitching in to create new items!!It has been ramazon, fasting time here, so we have been working through the night ,,trying to work off all the delicious food we have been eating for iftar and sahur!!!!
Meanwhile we have been working on a number of pieces for the restoration at Galata Mevlevihani and also making sikke for a new large der
vis group from Italy

Friday, March 1, 2013

New felt hats for Spring

We have been working hard at Ikonium Studio filling orders for customers getting ready to fill their shops for the influx of customers for the new season We have particularly had fun creating some new hats for the season both berets and widebrim hats in between making new sikke for the Dervis museum in Galata Mehmets son Salih joined us for a week or so to help out

Sunday, November 25, 2012

My Turkish Joys: Holiday Baking Classes in Istanbul

My Turkish Joys: Holiday Baking Classes in Istanbul: Surprisingly, I've already seen Christmas decorations here in Istanbul ! Well, technically, the decorations are for New Year's celebration...