I ran a coiled basketry workshop at Darley Neighbourhood House yesterday for a small but dedicated group of students. They did very well to learn the basics of the technique of coiling using mariposa stitch. The coils were made of a combination of materials such as old patterned shirts sourced from op shops that were … More Coiled Baskets at DNH
Today Wayne (from the Maintenance Department) and I installed the randomly woven forms in the site chosen by students. I love the way the colourful form looks like it is oozing down and the willow form juts out at a surprising angle. When people walk to front door of the school they can peek into the void … More Fluctuating Spaces – a BIG week…
We had a great day on Wednesday starting our next art installation and making pom poms. Next week we will cover the painting with sculptural relief. I hope the kids really enjoy “discovering” the new materials and techniques I present to them.
I have a willow teepee and randomly woven basket at the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens this weekend. Thank you to Miriam Porter for setting up and taking such a lovely photo! SEASONS’ END Sunday 28 May. Celebration of Regional Botanic Gardens. 5 Local Open Gardens – for details see http://www.wombathill.org.au. Art and Hospitality at the Friends’ Shed. A beautiful day … More Friends of Daylesford Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens
Sharing a basketry technique with ladies at the Moorabool Fibre Artists today… I only recently learned this technique of lashing sticks together from Jo Stone at a short workshop she held at the Healesville Library. It is a simple technique that looks effective and will be used for a variety of purposes… I can’t wait to see how … More Lashing with MFA
Creativity filled the air yesterday as students finished graffiti knitting a tree. I heard a lone voice whisper from the student audience as they walked by “I want to go and hug that tree”. Another student said “why don’t we make a sign that says – hug me do not destroy me!”
On Thursday students started a creation process to dress a tree with graffiti knitting. We had fun looking at all the knitted squares, scarves and rugs that had been collected for the project. Thank you to everyone in the community that donated! We hope to stitch everything together on Tuesday and complete this installation before … More Another day with Fluctuating Spaces