Friday, October 26, 2012


Rug workshop with the ladies from Holland. Leisbeth and Ann-Margot spent 3 days working on their Osman felt rugs here at Ikonium Studio. The rugs were initially kicked usng traditional Turkish method out in our neighborhood park with the Aya Sofia as a backdrop. The girls wee alot of fun, laughng is a good way to work through the strenuous part of making the felt. Delicious lunches made by Mehmet were a treat as always and the girls later confessed that everything else they ate while here paled in comparison!!Afiyet olsun!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Students interested in felt making workshops with Mehmet Girgic aqnd Theresa May-O'Brien at Ikonium Studio in Istanbul can contact by phone or email to arrange dates for classes. Workshops run from 10-6 daily, cost 200 turkish lira per day including lunch and materials. Ikonium studio Binbirdirek mah. Dr. Sevkibey sokak No 6 Fatih Istanbul Turkey 34122 +90 2125187353

Friday, October 12, 2012

week long felt workshop series with......... Judy and Mr. Purdue

September has been a busy month in Istanbul with so many interesting people stopping by for a visit or shopping. Many designers have stopped by as it ..IS fashion week in Istanbul. We just realized that we are a designated stop on a tour from Marmara University durrng their textile symposium. We are looking forward t more interesting visitors. This week we had Cathy (alias Judy, which I kept mistakingly calling her for two days!)here to the studio for a week long felt workshop series. Cathy made some great pieces includng hats , slippers and bag.