So good to have Jenny Ryan’s Home Ec officially open in Silverlake. For those of you who don’t know Jenny, she is the founder and organizer of Felt Club and a huge supporter and driver of arts and crafts here in Los Angeles. She opened up this space officially last night with a bang and a party. You can find all the tools and materials you’ll need to craft away. She has classes daily, a row of sewing stations for your projects, tons of different fabrics both new and vintage, and a small collection of gift items if you’re in the shopping mood. Check it out and give Jenny some love.
Home Ec is right next door to Secret Headquarters. I was there last night not only for Jenny, but, to meet Jon Vermilyea and check out his show there. Jon, as you may know, has published with Fantagraphics and you’ve definitely seen his video with Animal Collective. We’ve blogged it before. For the Secret Headquarters show, Jon did a series of drawings based on the old Mars Attacks cards from the 1960s.
Jon showed original line drawings from the series. He also created a limited edition set of cards and poster, hand screened, full color of the drawings. All of it packaged in a book format. I had him sign mine.