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
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!!
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
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
Western Fibre Artists were lucky to have Polly visit us today in Darley and teach us really fun basketry techniques that allowed us to combined coiled and knotless netting.
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.
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.