Please visit this lovely online exhibition through Craft Victoria. My contribution to the show is text and images of my bradawl, which is a beloved tool I use frequently in my sculptural basketry. The Meaning of Things
During the next few months we will have a bit of spare time on our hands! I am keen to harness idle hands and yarn bomb my local town in Spring. Can you help by knitting a granny square (or two)? See flier for details…
The enormity of our global health and financial crisis has hit and smaller yet incredibly important impacts are starting to reach their way into my consciousness. Many exhibitions and cultural experiences have had to close their doors and cancel due to Co19. Usually I would not have time to engage with much of the information … More Goodwill sent to friends and colleagues
On Saturday I facilitated another Melon Basket workshop but this time at the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre. I had sourced and prepared a plethora of strappy leaves for the ladies to weave. The ribbed constructions were quickly ‘fleshed out’ with red hot poker, montbretia, chasmanthe, watsonia, Siberian iris, bearded iris and bullrushes. Such a range in … More Melon Baskets in Creswick.
Last Saturday I spent the day at the Plant Craft Cottage in the Royal Botanic Gardens. I supported 10 ladies to create melon baskets on an unusually wet, hot and humid day in Melbourne. It is always a pleasure to spend time in this lovely setting, with people who value craft knowledge and are keen … More Melon Basket Workshop
In January I am busy harvesting natural materials, drying them and storing them for the year ahead… Barley straw from the neighbouring farmers agricultural crop for the bee skep workshop in July… Lots of lovely leaves (bearded iris and aunty Eliza) for melon basket workshops. More leaves (Bearded iris, aunty Eliza & bullrushes) for melon … More Harvesting materials
Last Sunday 12th January was another great day spent at Lavandula making lavender wands with families. It was beautiful weather which bought a huge crowd of people looking to enjoy the ambience of the Swiss-Italian farm during their annual Lavender Harvest.
It has been a yearlong process of making these sculptures… I would like to start by thanking Margret, she has been a wonderful client, who trusted me with the direction of the work and was gracious about the time I needed to make it – a year in total!! We met on her property in … More Private commission in Glenlyon
It was great to go to the annual muster held by the Basketmakers of Victoria who inhabit the historic cottage and stable at Wattle Park in Melbourne. The 3 day event was an informal social gathering of members that ended with a shared lunch on Saturday January 4. Members shared their skills during mini workshops … More Basketmakers of Victoria annual muster
Last week I went to Tasmania to walk on Maria Island with my sister, which was a very memorable experience. There were a couple of kids on our guided walk who helped me collect and fill a random weave nest with soft things such as moss, lichen and feathers. I carefully wove the nest onto … More Visit to Tasmania