Yesterday I helped seven ladies create beautiful baskets using the technique of random weaving during an all day workshop at the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre. Advertisements
I spent Sunday 22nd of October at Lavandula in Hepburn showing visitors how to make shapes out of willow. It was a lovely day spent listening to Italian music and watching people dancing the tarantella. Pictured below are my baskets that I had on display.
I spent a great day with the Moorabool Fibre Artists on Thursday 20th July making flax flowers. Ann Goetz showed us this technique that she learned off her mentor Jean Lycette. I have always wanted to learn how to do this and am really keen to teach this to kids and adults as it is … More Making flax flowers with MFA
Moorabool Fibre Artists visited Port Fairy for the weekend… We were instructed in eel trap making by Cheree Densley at the Port Fairy Community Centre on Saturday July 1. Cheree Densley is a local basket maker and botanist from the area who shared with us her knowledge of indigenous history in relation to the making … More Weekend at Port Fairy
Yesterday I taught a class of adults how to make coiled baskets at the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre. We were all pleased with the results! Adding patterned fabric lengths to the core ensured each and every basket was unique and some of the colour combination were splendid. Well done ladies!!
Thanks to those who came and contributed to the final installation at our Open Day on Sunday June 4. We are wrapping up the project with some reflection activities in the next week or so. Documentation and creative writing from the project can be viewed at Words In Winter in August 2017.
On Thursday June 1 students learned through discovery and play with a number of new materials and techniques. The project will open to the community this Sunday and visitors will be invited to see what has been created and add to this installation.