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
Last Sunday, perfect weather for boat making bought a bigger crowd to the project. During the day there were 3 groups who learned how to use grass (collected from the walking trail) to make boats. Grass was cobbled (stitched) and wrapped using colourful wool into boat shapes and then wax was painted on the bottom … More Biolink residency – Making and sailing boats along the Loddon
I had a lovely day at Creswick Neighbourhood Centre yesterday helping ladies create random weave baskets. Participants had some amazing wisteria to use from a big plant I got permission to prune in Ballarat.
A slow start to the project but by the end of the day the twined surface started to look good within the branches of a tree. The Loddon River was twinkling in the background as it flowed over and down the rocky river bed. No better way to spend today…
A small number of us created a garden border out of wild willow during the Creswick Market last Saturday morning. This is some of the last willow for the season as it has come into leaf and I will wait until late Autumn next year to harvest more. So much easier to collect and use … More Workshop at the Creswick Market