Eco-education yesterday at Cornish Hill in Daylesford. 5 educators and 50 kids rotating through activities in small groups of 10. I showed kids how to make grass boats and we made an Armada of boats on a small hill. Lovely discussions about where the water from Smith’s Creek comes from and goes to… So inspiring … More Eco-education at Cornish Hill
Back in Melbourne for my first workshop with the Friend of Royal Botanic Gardens. This workshop was the first in a series of 4 beginner workshops that help tackle the War on Waste. Participants were encouraged to bring unused fabric and/or garments from home and up-cycle them to make a simple coiled basket.
My first workshop at the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre on Sunday March 17 went really well. The venue is perfect and the ladies were lovely. I will be back there on Sunday June 16 to teach Random Weaving.
What a great evening we had on Thursday…It started with a walk along the Glenlyon Biolink Walking Trail looking at the eco sculptures created last November during my residency. We then headed up to the hall for a yummy community dinner. Reverie was then unveiled, which is the artwork that has been commissioned by the … More Opening of Reverie
It was perfect weather on Saturday January 19 so many people came and wandered through this fabulous local market. I had a steady stream of people who enjoyed hanging out and making lavender wands.
Lavandula in Hepburn is such a wonderful place to spend the day weaving! We had so many people wanting to make a lavender wand that it became a very enjoyable flurry of activity.
Nature Devours Art – On Sunday 18th and Monday 19th November we picked lomandra longifolia from the Glenlyon Biolink Walking Trail and used it to create fine nests with bespoke tools (fids) I made for the workshops. The nests were then installed in a beautiful young tree. Thanks to those who made the effort to … More Biolink residency – Making nests
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
I had a lovely day at Creswick Neighbourhood Centre yesterday helping ladies create random weave baskets. Participants had some amazing wisteria to use from a big plant I got permission to prune in Ballarat.
A slow start to the project but by the end of the day the twined surface started to look good within the branches of a tree. The Loddon River was twinkling in the background as it flowed over and down the rocky river bed. No better way to spend today…