Harvesting materials

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

Lavender Harvest Festival

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.

Visit to Tasmania

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