I went to Aldinga in SA for the National Basketry Gathering during the first week of April. It was a wonderful experience being around a large group of people interested in what I am passionate about! Lots of wonderful workshops by skilful and generous makers who donated their time and expertise to make the event … More National Basketry Gathering
On Sunday March 30 I facilitated this workshop for the Friends of Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne which is the second in a series of workshops waging “The War on Waste”. Over the day old shirts were used to create good bases to the coiled baskets using mariposa stitch. I also provided wooden discs to … More Second workshop at FRBGM
For the first week of April I went to Aldinga in SA and spent time with a wonderful group of people who shared their skills, expertise and knowledge. The first 2 days were busy with “hello’s” and workshops. The day pictured was an informal day when most of the 140 attendees were at the Willunga … More National Basketry Gathering
Eco-education yesterday at Cornish Hill in Daylesford. 5 educators and 50 kids rotating through activities in small groups of 10. I showed kids how to make grass boats and we made an Armada of boats on a small hill. Lovely discussions about where the water from Smith’s Creek comes from and goes to… So inspiring … More Eco-education at Cornish Hill
Back in Melbourne for my first workshop with the Friend of Royal Botanic Gardens. This workshop was the first in a series of 4 beginner workshops that help tackle the War on Waste. Participants were encouraged to bring unused fabric and/or garments from home and up-cycle them to make a simple coiled basket.
My first workshop at the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre on Sunday March 17 went really well. The venue is perfect and the ladies were lovely. I will be back there on Sunday June 16 to teach Random Weaving.
What a great evening we had on Thursday…It started with a walk along the Glenlyon Biolink Walking Trail looking at the eco sculptures created last November during my residency. We then headed up to the hall for a yummy community dinner. Reverie was then unveiled, which is the artwork that has been commissioned by the … More Opening of Reverie
It was perfect weather on Saturday January 19 so many people came and wandered through this fabulous local market. I had a steady stream of people who enjoyed hanging out and making lavender wands.
Lavandula in Hepburn is such a wonderful place to spend the day weaving! We had so many people wanting to make a lavender wand that it became a very enjoyable flurry of activity.
Nature Devours Art – On Sunday 18th and Monday 19th November we picked lomandra longifolia from the Glenlyon Biolink Walking Trail and used it to create fine nests with bespoke tools (fids) I made for the workshops. The nests were then installed in a beautiful young tree. Thanks to those who made the effort to … More Biolink residency – Making nests