Friday, December 02, 2011

Hello !!!
Take a look, leave a note, critique and be happy!!!
Click HERE for more.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Just a little note

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving ! We had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends, good food and so much to be thankful for. Amanda, our daughter was back home from college, and the house was full of young energy again. This time she came for only a few days , but we had a great time together, movies, shopping, gossips, messy bedroom of course... and a lot of photo shootings of some of my felt pieces.



At my ETSY SHOP

I know I still need to improve more and more, but I am working on it. ;)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Holidays Handmade Gift ideas

Looking for something professionally handmade, unique and affordable? ETSY is the place to shop. Thousands of shops reunite in one single place.OMG, so much to see!!! Grab a cup of tea or coffee, sit down comfortably and "stroll' around visiting all these Indie Handmade Businesses and find the right gift for your loved ones.
Just to give you a glimpse of the stores, I am posting some "treasuries" that I have been honored included among other ones.













Happy Holidays!!!!
Love and Peace
Iona

Friday, November 18, 2011

Felted Collar Neck warmer Merino wool blue tones

Felted collar made of super soft merino wool hand dyed using Shibori technique.

What is Shibori?
Shibori (絞り染) is a Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing it, or capping (From Wikipedia)

For more click HERE



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

News, News, News,



Hello dear ones,
Who doesn't like to hear good news? I do!... Here it is ... This is a great chance to give to someone you love a warm felted accessory... As I am making new felted items I feel the urge to refresh my inventory , saying that I decided to put some items from previous season on SALE HERE.

In another note:
If you are looking for an affordable and original Christmas Gifts take a look at this treasury or browse other stores within Etsy you will find great items handmade locally or not.



Happy Xmas shopping!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Good Morning!

It is so hard to keep up with all those social networking medias, selling, making, advertising... plus having to care for your family, home etc... How do you manage doing it all? ... well I am waking up earlier than usual so I can have one hour an a half free in the computer, but still is not enough ugrhhhh :(

I would looooove to hear from you and get ideas

Something new is up in the shop:

Monday, November 14, 2011

I am back!

Hello, I am sorry for my absence , but it was due to 2 surgeries I had to go through, and Thank God I am doing really well and back into action... saying that, from now on I will be posting my latest projects, actually I have been felting a lot and I was missing being into action... hope everyone is doing fine and getting ready for the Holidays .
Peace and love

Felted Scarf Collar Saffron brown merino wool on DaWanda
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Felted Scarf Collar Saffron brown merino wool

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Artistics Hands in a favela



Beautiful work done by Coopa Roca , a internationally known Rocinha Seamstress and Craftwork Cooperative in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read the whole article here http://www.handeyemagazine.com/content/force-coopa-roca-0

Vale apena ler o artigo sobre Coopa Roca, cooperativa de talentosas mulheres no Rio de Janeiro. Para os que nao leem em ingles, use o tradutor do Google. http://www.handeyemagazine.com/content/force-coopa-roca-0

Bom fim de semana a todos

Friday, March 25, 2011

Missoni Summer Collection



Missoni is the master of textures ,colors, shapes, mixed of patterns , no limits... great source of inspiration.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Gallery Exhibition

I am so thrilled with this new experience.
It will be an event with art, music, poetry and more.
Check the link below for more info.



CLICK HERE:
Celebrating Art with Love

The Brazilian Endowment For The Arts
cordially invite you to visit the Exhibition

"BRAZILIAN ARTISTS"

inside the Special Night Programmation

Sarau
"Celebrating the Art with Love"
(see more details at the "Eventos" section)
with the participants
Rene Nascimento, Marcos Amaro, Lupicínio Raro, Tony Livingstone,
Fátima Campos, Junia 'Daffonseca, Lívia Abraham,
Alcinda Saphira, Andreia Santos, Murah Lemos

Accessories Silk and Felt Craft:
Ioná Loyola

Opening Reception:
Friday, February 11, 2011 at 7:00 P.M.

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday, from 11am to 6pm

BEA Art Gallery
240 E 52nd Street, New York, NY - 10022
Phone: 212 371 1556
www.brazilianendowment.org

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

My Felting World

Namaste,


Hi all,
I am sorry, but I could not keep up with my idea of presenting my favorite feltmakers once a week ... I will try to do it at least once a month (?????)... I said, I will try... ;)

But in the meantime I would like to show you what is going on lately in my Felting world:

**Finally ,after so many requests I finished my husband's slippers and hat... I also made one pair of slippers for myself!!! ... with this cold weather around here, we have been using them all the time!!! so cozy, so warm...







**Past Nuno Felting Class was great!! One of the students had a disastrous experience in the past trying to make a Nuno scarf, but I assured her that she would have a beautiful one at the end of the class and she did...





***Coming Workshops

Nuno Felting Scarf Workshop l


Students will learn how to create a beautiful 'Nuno Felt' (Nuno means fabric in Japanese)
Nuno-felting is gaining attention in finer galleries and the fiber art world for the amazing lightweight, highly textured fabric resulting from its use. Nuno is easy to learn and involves felting a small amount of colored wool into a pre-existing fabric, such as silk. No felting experience is necessary.

Please, since you're standing most of the time and get wet occasionally during class, I advice to wear comfortable shoes and clothes
.






Students will create a seamless felt hat with unique style and functional piece of artwork to wear, by using roving and plastic template.
Different styles to choose.
Template plastic will be yours to take it home.

Please, since you're standing most of the time and get wet occasionally during class, I advice to wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

Students must bring:
large bath towel

 Small Classes

 February 5th, Nuno Scarf Class 11-4:30


 February 12th, Felt a hat Class 11-4:30


Where:
68 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY

Namaste!!!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Felting - Winter Worshops

Hello everyone,
I just updated the workshop schedule. Please note that I have the classes description on top and all the dates to choose from on the bottom.
Hope to see you there!
xxoo

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Ola pessoal,
Acabe de adicionar algumas datas das aulas , de Nuno e Chapeu.
Espero ve-los por la.
bjs

Nuno Felting Scarf Workshop l


Students will learn how to create a beautiful 'Nuno Felt' (Nuno means fabric in Japanese)
Nuno-felting is gaining attention in finer galleries and the fiber art world for the amazing lightweight, highly textured fabric resulting from its use. Nuno is easy to learn and involves felting a small amount of colored wool into a pre-existing fabric, such as silk. No felting experience is necessary.

Please, since you're standing most of the time and get wet occasionally during class, I advice to wear comfortable shoes and clothes
.






Students will create a seamless felt hat with unique style and functional piece of artwork to wear, by using roving and plastic template.
Different styles to choose.
Template plastic will be yours to take it home.

Please, since you're standing most of the time and get wet occasionally during class, I advice to wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

Students must bring:
large bath towel

 Small Classes

 February 5th, Nuno Scarf Class 11-4:30


 February 12th, Felt a hat Class 11-4:30


Where:
68 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Felting - Winter Worshops



Nuno Felting Scarf Workshop

Students will learn how to create a beautiful 'Nuno Felt' (Nuno means fabric in Japanese)
Nuno-felting is gaining attention in finer galleries and the fiber art world for the amazing lightweight, highly textured fabric resulting from its use. Nuno is easy to learn and involves felting a small amount of colored wool into a pre-existing fabric, such as silk. No felting experience is necessary.

Please, since you're standing most of the time and get wet occasionally during class, I advice to wear comfortable shoes and clothes
.

Small class, don't delay

One day session class , choose one from below. All Materials included.

 Jan 15th, Nuno Scarf Class 11-4:30


 Jan 29th, Nuno Scarf Class 11-4:30

Where:
68 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY

Class fee (material is included): $120
Please email me to secure your space:
ionaloyola@aol.com

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Felt Hat Workshop

Students will create a seamless felt hat with unique style and functional piece of artwork to wear, by using roving and plastic template.
Different styles to choose.
Template plastic will be yours to take it home.


Please, since you're standing most of the time and get wet occasionally during class, I advice to wear comfortable shoes and clothes
.

Students must bring:
large bath towel

Small Class - Don"t delay

 Jan 22nd, Felt Hat Class 11-4:30

Where:
68 Jay Street
Brookly, NY

Class fee (material is included): $135
Please email me to secure your space:
ionaloyola@aol.com

Monday, January 03, 2011

Presenting ...



Happy New Year all!!!
As one of my New Year's resolution. I will be more regular on this blog, so I will start by posting at least once a week , on Monday , about my favorite Feltmakers... the ones I think who really pushes to the edge...

I am starting with this english artist from Worcester, Worcestershire. Her name is Caroline Merrell from Funkyfeltandfibres.

Applying different materials and techniques all combined , she creates incredible textures in her pieces.

Enjoy it!