Weaving Connections

I worked with a small committee to host this event which saw 60 participants share a number of experiences that aimed at developing greater understanding between diverse weaving communities. We received positive feedback from participants such as the following email from Barbara: “Many, many thanks to Jodie, Laurel, Aunty Marilyne and your guests for a … More Weaving Connections

Making a Garden Cloche

8 intrepid ladies braved the outdoors yesterday to make a willow garden cloche at the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre.  We were lucky that there was only the occasional shower. I made sure I bought heaps of sweet treats from the local bakery to help keep our energy and spirits up!!

Willow collection

I have been busy collecting willow from the waterways in the Hepburn Shire for my next workshop coming up at the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre. Next Saturday I will help participants make a cloche that can be used in the garden to protect young plants from birds and rabbits. I also was lucky enough to source … More Willow collection

Making bee skeps

I just spent the weekend helping members of The Beekeepers Club in Melbourne make bee skeps. Participants were dedicated, ambitious and hard working when creating impressive structures over a day and a half. Some of the participants will use their bee skep to catch swarms before transferring the bees into their wood box hives. Others … More Making bee skeps

Coiled Basketry at CNC

Yesterday I worked with 7 ladies at the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, showing basic tips and tricks when creating coiled baskets. No-one finished their basket so I hope that they go home and spend some time finishing them! Coiled basketry can be one of the more time consuming basketry processes.

A whirlwind tour…

I visited Wesley College, Clunes Campus for a day and a half and managed to introduce a group of Year 9’s to twining, coiling, random weaving and string making techniques! The students will use these new techniques to create individual sculptural baskets and a group art installation during the rest of the week.