Please visit the latest exhibition at Off the Kerb Gallery and Studio that opens tonight from 6pm. If you purchase an artwork? You will be helping raise funds for www.ukrainecrisisappeal.org. See invite below for more details about the show… Above: Mural created by Creature Creature on Wellington St, Collingwood Above: Limited edition giclée print by Rachel … More Art for Ukraine Fundraiser Exhibition
Many people who participate in my basketry workshops want to become more confident to collect, dry and store plant fibre. This is the first in a series of posts I will write to help people gain skills in this area. Follow me through the seasons as I gather natural materials and prepare them for my … More Collecting, drying storing plant fibre in Autumn.
Thanks to FRBGM who hosted a Weaving a Decorative Boat workshop last Saturday April 9. Three of 10 people had to pull out at the last minute, due to being Covid 19 close contacts that required isolation! The weather was perfect at the Plant Craft Cottage and participants had a social and enjoyable day. I … More Weaving Decorative Boats
It was great to spend time with a group of keen weavers at the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre on Saturday February 26. The day was spent making gorgeous melon baskets, and conversations meandered from Covid commiserations to roller derby! A reminder that a group of 3 of my randomly woven sculptural baskets are to be exhibited … More Melon Basketry in Creswick
Please come and view new work of Fibre Artists & Basketmakers at Tacit Gallery in Collingwood from March 2 to 19. Over 20 members of the Basketmakers of Victoria have created a group of 3 works for this exhibition. If you would like to join us for drinks and a chat, the opening is from … More Invitation to Winnow and Distill
This year it was a day trip to the Annual Basketmakers of Victoria Muster. I ran a workshop yesterday morning for a small group, who made gorgeous cobbled birds from a range of natural materials. Although disappointed I didn’t get to stay in Melbourne to socialise for the whole 3 day event, with Covid numbers … More A quick trip to the Muster…
The weather was perfect for the outdoor workshop held by Friends of Royal Botanic Gardens at the Plant Craft Cottage last Saturday November 20. I led 8 participants through an open step-by-step process to make small birds using sculptural techniques and the basketry technique of random weaving or interlacing. The ladies shown dedication in their … More Random weaving small birds from flax
This inaugural festival showcased Artists from Ballarat and beyond, who provided a full weekend of workshops for the community. On Sunday October 17, I showed how to Weave Birds in an intimate workshop at the Buninyong RSL Hall. I look forward to participating in this festival again next year!
Here are some pictures of the art installation that was created for Wild Weaving at the Newstead Arts Hub on the weekend of Saturday July 31 and Sunday August 1. I have already posted photos of the workshops, but I didn’t take any good photos of the entire installation during the weekend…so here they are! … More Wild Weaving at NAH – Installation views…
Wild Weaving was a community art project held last weekend (Sat 31st July and Sun 1st Aug) at the Newstead Arts Hub. A series of 4 workshops were held over 2 days when interested people from Newstead and beyond made birds out of a range of natural materials and added them to an evolving art … More Wild Weaving at NAH