Biolink residency – Making and sailing boats along the Loddon

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

Glenlyon visit…

I enjoyed the good food and company at the Glenlyon hall tonight, for their monthly community dinner. I also got the chance to sail my cobbled grass boat in the dam, which is on the Glenlyon Biolink Walking trail. I tested its ‘sailability’ before my Artist Residency starts on Friday October 26, when I will … More Glenlyon visit…

Weaving Connections

I worked with a small committee to host this event which saw 60 participants share a number of experiences that aimed at developing greater understanding between diverse weaving communities. We received positive feedback from participants such as the following email from Barbara: “Many, many thanks to Jodie, Laurel, Aunty Marilyne and your guests for a … More Weaving Connections

Making a Garden Cloche

8 intrepid ladies braved the outdoors yesterday to make a willow garden cloche at the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre.  We were lucky that there was only the occasional shower. I made sure I bought heaps of sweet treats from the local bakery to help keep our energy and spirits up!!

Willow collection

I have been busy collecting willow from the waterways in the Hepburn Shire for my next workshop coming up at the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre. Next Saturday I will help participants make a cloche that can be used in the garden to protect young plants from birds and rabbits. I also was lucky enough to source … More Willow collection