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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 |2020-04-14T12:02:31+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 […]

By |2020-04-14T12:02:31+10:00August 16th, 2013|Blog, Exhibitions|0 Comments

I have no more excuses.

The excuse that I need to be good at something, is a way for me to procrastinate and wallow in my own self doubt. I suddenly realised during the last month  I  am already good at something: sewing, stitching, dyeing and designing textiles and garments. This may seem obvious to blind Freddy, but I have been butting my head against the wall thinking that I didn’t have the ability to make anything that could truly be considered ‘art’ because I am not a Master Craftperson or Artisan. So I have been diligently going to classes, slowly amounting my hours (nearly […]

By |2020-04-14T12:02:32+10:00March 24th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Selling Yarns 3, Weaving the Nations Story

Inspiring Quotes from the Conference …….   Canberra March 2013

“pinning craft on the wall doesn’t make fine art. Taking the tradition into a contemporary space into installations and experimenting with how the traditional uses of the form interpret into modern life is the ‘art’ of the object and concepts” Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, Director of LOOK, artist

“Tradition is not Static” Christiane Keller, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, The Australian National University

“Culture evolves, Aunty Joice makes her scoops in the footy colours” Melanie Evans, Art Gallery Assistant, Wagga Wagga, Art Gallery

“need to maintain and protect cultural practices, make new forms from old, […]

By |2020-04-14T12:02:32+10:00March 3rd, 2013|Blog, Exhibitions|0 Comments

Where is my country?

Selling Yarns 3 Weaving the Nations Story, Canberra March 2013

I watched the ants, the big jumping ants as they went on their business. “What you looking at?” she asked, “I’m watching ants, I like watching ants”  I replied. “Me too”  said the woman. “ Sometimes at home I give an ant a crumb and follow them to see where they go” she said. That was the dialogue that connected me as I walked on a tour of Tidbinbilla National Park as part of the Selling Yarns program.

I am 5th generation non-indigenous Australian and have wondered five states in my […]

By |2020-04-14T12:02:32+10:00March 2nd, 2013|Blog|2 Comments