Thursday, July 30, 2009

AUGUST notice



New SUMMER hours:
tues - sat 1-7
sun 1-5

Saturday, August 1, come by & enjoy homemade cookies to celebrate our new summer hours. Take advantage of special summer pricing on select items through August 16.

Don't be square. Be there. Bring a friend.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Hold that triangle

Website is in the works, so keep your triangles tuned in...



s u m m e r




Tue - Sat 1-7
Sun 1-5

IKO IKO's Workshop II: Felting!


FELT IT: a workshop on the ancient process of felting wool

saturday, july 19, 1-4 pm

The day following the opening of the new installation
Dependent- Arising and Part I- Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species at IKO IKO, artist Ashley Helvey led a felting wool workshop to a small group of curious ladies where we leaned one of the earliest textile forms.

All the wool was purchased from the Stonehaven Farm in Oregon. Our fleeces were from some very beautiful Shetland sheep named Bess and Cascadia.

Our bag of fleece.

A tool-- the needle felter.

Artist Ashley Helvey introducing the felting process.

Yvonne and Ania laying down their foundation layer.

Laying down the foundation fleece.

Arranging the different fleece on top of the foundation layer.

Wetting the composition with hot water and soap.

Ready to roll it.

Pulling strands after rolling.

After the final rolling-agitation process. Now let it dry!

Come see Ashley's enormous wall hanging as well as some of her wearable felted wool pieces (headbands, necklaces, clothing) available at IKO IKO. All of her work is made from organic churro wool. Images of her pieces to come shortly!

For further information on Ashley's upcoming workshops in the San Francisco area, see her blog
Danken at


IKO IKO presents

Dependent - Arising:
new work by Ashley Helvey

saturday, july 18, 7 - 10 pm

a special performance by cameron mesirow of GLASSER
plus bodycity dance ensemble,
commencing at 8 pm.

Also introducing

Part I-

Class, Order,
Family, Genus, Species

A new installation by select artists and designers: Jennifer Boysen, Vivian Joyner, Hannah Keefe, Plume, Anna Pomeranz, Jeremy Rendina, PJ Risse, Rowena Sartin, Natascha Snellman, and Ami Tallman.

See the Dependent-Arising video of the felt blessing chant performed by Cameron Mesirow and bodycity:

IKO IKO's Workshop I: Ikebana!

Pictures from IKO IKO's first Ikebana workshop led by Ohara School level III Master Yumiko Kikkawa.

Yumiko presented a brief history of the practice in Japan and talked about the many different schools active here in the United States today. She did three advanced demonstration arrangements, candidly explaining the relationship of color, the importance of the line and structure of the flowers when arranging and how to let the flowers "talk to you." After instructing the parameters of the basic Rising Form arrangement, everyone set off to make their composition.

Yumiko correcting the arrangements.

Rising Form arrangements in progress.

Her Radial Form arrangement, one of the three demonstration arrangements by Yumiko.

Instructor Yumiko Kikkawa in her summer kimono and obi.

Yumiko currently teaches private lessons and also instructs at the Los Angeles Arboretum on Friday mornings. If you'd like more information, please contact IKO IKO at and we'll gladly get you in contact with her.


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