Moorabool Fibre Artists visited Port Fairy for the weekend… We were instructed in eel trap making by Cheree Densley at the Port Fairy Community Centre on Saturday July 1. Cheree Densley is a local basket maker and botanist from the area who shared with us her knowledge of indigenous history in relation to the making … More Weekend at Port Fairy
Yesterday I taught a class of adults how to make coiled baskets at the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre. We were all pleased with the results! Adding patterned fabric lengths to the core ensured each and every basket was unique and some of the colour combination were splendid. Well done ladies!!
Thanks to those who came and contributed to the final installation at our Open Day on Sunday June 4. We are wrapping up the project with some reflection activities in the next week or so. Documentation and creative writing from the project can be viewed at Words In Winter in August 2017.
On Thursday June 1 students learned through discovery and play with a number of new materials and techniques. The project will open to the community this Sunday and visitors will be invited to see what has been created and add to this installation.
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.