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Nanna Lives Here

I have a Nanna that I never did meet, she had passed away before I was born. There is a space that surrounds her, that quietly bids us not to ask too many questions, she had five children that included two sets of twins, and she suffered mental illness for as much of her life as I have known. My grandfather, a staunch man who was very deaf, spoke little and heard less, was a nice grandpa, gave me her old singer sewing machine for my 18th birthday. The drawers were still full of all the trinkets and odds and […]

By |2017-02-27T15:02:25+10:00December 17th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Walking in Eumundi

One of the things I love to do when I get a minute, is to walk and for the moment I am (yet again) obsessed by eucalyptus leaves, when I began dyeing at the beginning of 2012 the ‘red’ leaf prints happened effortlessly. I had no idea that I should be cataloguing and noting exactly where that leaf came from, the whole idea of windfall gathering was so seductive. Now I am on a mission to recreate the initial eco prints that I stumbled upon, its that attachment to results that gets me, as soon as I stop that and […]

By |2017-02-27T15:02:25+10:00December 17th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Playing Around – More Scarves in the Workroom Shop…

Here is the latest out of the dye pot…. and they are now in the online shop….

And I will be at the markets. Love to see you there…

Friday 29th of November – Noosa Pengari Christmas Market – 2.30pm – 5pm 86 Nyell Road Doonan, Qld

Saturday 7th December – Chrystal Waters Eco Village 8.30am – 1pm 65 Kilcoy Lane Conondale, Qld

It’s so much fun giving permission to yourself to play, as an adult I find that my creativity is often hampered by the desire to deliver a perfect ‘result’. Initially when I started dyeing I was frugal with all my decisions, […]

By |2017-02-27T15:02:26+10:00November 23rd, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

And Then the Rain – the Workrooms First Collection – Available Now…

‘Life’ is the leaves which shape and nourish a plant, but ‘art’ is the flower which embodies its meaning. (Charles Rennie Mackintosh).

To purchase any of the scarves pictured below click on the image and it will take you to my online shop.

The first collection for my online shop is called ‘And then the Rain’ I like to give my work a story, a context of where it has originated and what was happening in the workroom at the time. For this collection, I was working purely on aesthetics as I master my dyeing techniques, playing with fabrics and combinations of […]

By |2017-02-27T15:02:26+10:00November 12th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Waiting for Rain

The tanks are low and the vines are hanging from the trees its good weather to dry fibre… but I am obsessed with dyeing at the moment, and for good reason, I am going to be selling my scarves in a beautiful little shop in Nest at the Old Bakery in Eumundi. My dreams are slowly becoming reality, as I am able to spend more time in the workshop making.

After 18months of learning, I have such expectations of what my finished dyeing is going to look like, but have to continually let go and accept the results that appear. Such […]

By |2017-02-27T15:02:26+10:00October 31st, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Lightly Escaping in Melbourne

A very quick trip to Melbourne, partly to source some new fabrics, trims and ideas and just as a break from the intensity of motherhood. After my last trip I am starting small this time 36 hours away and I will build from there in the next year. If you remember last time I went away to the Selling Yarns conference in Canberra I was away a week I had a great time… but at home I spent the next 6 months getting the kids back to functionality. Sounds dramatic, but one of my children is so very sensitive […]

By |2017-02-27T15:02:26+10:00August 30th, 2013|Blog|2 Comments

The Last Dyeing Hour

It seems that although my child free hours are growing, my dyeing gets going in the last hour before school pick up. As this is all new and exciting, I have been cramming in as much learning as possible. To refresh everyones memories, or bring you up to date, last year I began my dyeing journey with big ideas and a not much knowledge. So I started learning, and researching and experimenting. Using Eucalyptus and Red Onion Skins initially.
  

By |2017-02-27T15:02:27+10:00August 16th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Lovingly Interrupted

A collection of art and objects created to tell the story of being a mum, a wife, a sister, a daughter and a friend and my struggle to actually make something, during the chaos that mostly surrounds me, and also the journey of finding the courage to explore this creativity that I have always had, but never given value to.
The exact date in 2014 and details will be announced later so keep your eyes on my Facebook  page or Subscribe to my BLOG to see whats exciting and new….

By |2017-02-27T15:02:27+10:00August 16th, 2013|Blog, Exhibitions|0 Comments

Currency of BirdSong – Floating Land 9th June 2013 – Cooroora Institute

780  Belli  Creek Road, Cooroy, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

11am to 4pm Exhibition, Music, Workshops and Food.

What if we used wild birdsong as an indicator of success and status? Instead of asking about jobs or money, we might ask of any process: “yes, but does it produce birdsong?” The currency of birdsong would be seasonal, diverse, and biogeographic; bird habitats would be more important than banks; value would be tied to the ritual of everyday’s dawning and twilight; outside life connected to local places.

About the Process… My passion for the environment underpins all that I create. I am a windfall gatherer, sometimes […]

By |2017-02-27T15:02:28+10:00February 14th, 2013|Blog, Exhibitions|0 Comments

Small Town Small Works 2012 – Rosebed Gallery Categories: Fibre and Baskets

Rosebed Street Gallery resides in the heart of Eudlo and is the initiative of local artists, Annie McRae and Maya Carter-Malins.
Their intention is to create a vibrant and inspiring art space that cultivates expression, imagination and originality. The Small Town Small Works show,  was a collection of exciting and eclectic  treasures from a range of Sunshine Coast artists.

My  collection of  baskets for this show was called “Days of the Week” and was a forever growing and changing collection, each one had its own title and identity. I used to have a  feeling of not being able to achieve anything creative as […]

By |2017-02-27T15:02:28+10:00February 11th, 2013|Exhibitions|0 Comments