Yesterday we basked in the warmth of a sunny winters day in the courtyard of the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre during a friendly and informal random weave workshop. Live music drifted down the laneway from a local wine bar to keep us entertained and we quickly scurried inside at 3.15pm before the rain started.
Please join me at the opening of CrossXpollinatioN at COPACC in Colac. This exhibition is surprising as it features installation based fibre artworks that are dramatically lit, which creates a wonderful atmosphere in the large exhibition space. I visited last year and this year I am exhibiting a work made to the theme of “connections”. … More Sculpture in CrossXpollinatioN
Imagine if you will…entering this beautiful gate to the Botanical Gardens and walking up to the magical historic cottage to start work! On Saturday May 25 I facilitated another beginners basketry workshop combating the war on waste at the Friends of Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne. The technique is time consuming but everyone was happy … More Coiled Basketry at FRBGM
The weather was perfect last Sunday for the Autumn Harvest Festival at Lavandula. One of those amazing still and sunny May days in the Central Highlands. Many visitors came to enjoy the last of the good weather before winter reigns supreme…See pictures of straw and rush dolls that were made on the day.
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.