It was great to go to the annual muster held by the Basketmakers of Victoria who inhabit the historic cottage and stable at Wattle Park in Melbourne. The 3 day event was an informal social gathering of members that ended with a shared lunch on Saturday January 4. Members shared their skills during mini workshops … More Basketmakers of Victoria annual muster
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
On Sunday I was at the Collingwood Children’s Farm to help celebrate their 40th Birthday! I spent time fence weaving with families to depict 4 chooks on one of their cyclone fences…It was a bit ambitious as we started at 10am and hustled to finish by 6pm. What I most enjoyed was really young kids … More Fence Weaving at CCF
Thank you to Jacqueline Millner and Caroline Phillips for organising such a wonderful symposium last week at Melbourne University. I committed to spending 3 full days there and was inspired and challenged by ideas and artworks presented during the week. I facilitated a workshop called Collaborative Nourishment when participants made bundles of grass and added … More The Care Symposium
Nothing like Spring at Lavandula….I was there on Sunday for their La Primavera Festival when I helped families make willow shapes. I will be back there again on January 12 for the Harvest Festival to help families make lavender wands…
Today the theme for environmental education at Cornish Hill in Daylesford was “Rainbows in the Sky”. What a lovely theme for the kids to explore! I helped 45 kids from 3 primary schools (Daylesford Dharma, St Michaels and Bullarto Primary) make bird signs in a project where science met art. The kids depicted the birds … More Birds on Cornish Hill
We were able to spend the day weaving outdoors yesterday at the Friends of Royal Botanic Gardens enjoying the sunshine. We were not the only ones ‘out and about’ as there were many visitors popping into the cottage during the day as they meandered through the gardens.
What a beautiful workspace they have in the Fodder Room at Art Geo in Busselton. I spent the day with a group of ladies from the town and from places such as Margaret River and Cowaramup. They enjoyed working with the flotsam and jetsam (rope and cordage) which I had collected in the local area. … More Visiting WA – Wkshp at Art Geo…
Yesterday was an incredible Spring day that I spent with a group of lovely people at the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre. We managed to build and decorate a fence out of wild willow that I collected along the waterways of Creswick and Daylesford over the last few weeks.
What beautiful osiers of willow I collected today at Lake Daylesford!! I will trim and organise them into different sizes over the next week. They will be kept in buckets of water and used green over the next couple of months during a variety of workshops and events. Any left over willow I will weave … More Collecting willow at Lake Daylesford