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…
A small number of us created a garden border out of wild willow during the Creswick Market last Saturday morning. This is some of the last willow for the season as it has come into leaf and I will wait until late Autumn next year to harvest more. So much easier to collect and use … More Workshop at the Creswick Market
What a great experience creating a willow dome with people in Creswick on the weekend. Look at these pictures and see how it evolved over the 3 days with the help of many people in the community…
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…
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
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!!
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