Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Glorious Mud

Remember that fantastic winter ending Sunday a few weeks back?  I was playing in the mud all day with some kiddies celebrating National Tree Day.

 It took a little bit to get some children's sleeves rolled up -but once they started it was impossible for them to start - nothing lovelier than squeezing gooey squishy mud between your finger tips!

I loved the minimal impact of the project - all the materials came from the site and when we finished for the day they returned to the site.   Here is a link to a fantastic kids land art site for more inspiration.

Photos by Liz Martin

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


Saturday just passed I took the train to Melbourne to attend the opening of Places and Pieces - the show just looked fabulous - curated by Rebecca Jobson and furniture design by Erik North.
And this photo of the show is by Rochelle Marwood.

An article about the show is coming up in a local paper on Friday - looking forward to reading the text by Megan Spencer.

But before the opening spectacular I did some sticky beeking around the Nicholas Building - unfortunately a day late for the open studio event - although I did meet a wonderful woman, Robyn, and had a great chat in her studio Harold & Maude. Her work is all about found objects, recycling, remade and renewed. She works also with fabric and paper and pretty much anything. She does a lot of styling for events and has an amazing can do attitude which she celebrates - lovely.

Ever since moving into Melbourne back in the early 1990s (not 1900s) I have loved the city and loved this building.Here is a pic of a paper Christmas decoration she gave me on my departure - what joy and beauty!

Also opened up an world of pondering of how I might set a commerical studio up...

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Embroidery hoop wall hangings for the Square Market this weekend

I like these ones they are lovely and calm and make me think of late 1940s hats.

They are easy to hang on your wall and would make a great gift for someone who has everything!

You will find them at the Knotty Ladies stall at Bendigo's first handmade market The Square this Saturday. The Knotties are having a fund raiser for KIVA. Doors open at 10am at the Bendigo Town Hall - closing at 4pm.

I'll be there doing last minute Christmas shopping

Monday, 13 December 2010

We Want Your Pants!!

Dirty Denim is a new project I am starting with a wonderful Bendigo based textile artist Verity Lougoon.

We have a show coming up next December at the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre.
Along side the show will be textile workshops in green screen printing, hand sewing quilts and embroidery.

Want to learn more about denim and its tragic impact on the world check out this great video "From Crop to Swap". Video by Planet Ark

Image by Brendan McCathy

Monday, 22 November 2010

work in progress for Knotty Ladies

Very busy - not sure what or why or how. But I have some very exciting projects cooking for 2011! and will share with you soon

Visited my sister and her son today - he is like a strawberrry - so sweet and lovely - I have to restrain myself from cuddling him all the time. She is announcing her new etsy store site soon and in ten weeks a new bubba.

Slowly getting new works made for the Knotty Lady's fundraising stall at The Square : Bendigo's Handmade Market.

Gorgeous image by imagesbygail.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Finally I am back in the studio

Well for a moment there I thought I was never going to pick up a needle again - I fluffed about cleaning up my studio, got the sewing machine serviced, cut out material and gathered patterns and put projects together in little bags - and now I have finally finished something!

I has been a very special making year for me with Places and Pieces, The Enlightenment Project, Easter in the Conservatory and some smaller commissions. Not forgetting Knotty Ladies came into being!

Right now I am enjoying making gifts for Christmas and sewing for my daughter.

The skirt above took about 15minutes using a tutorial by Oliver & S dead easy I am pleased to crow.

These are some flags for my nephew - he is turning two early December - easy and satisfying to bring them together. I have finished off some other gifts - but I can't post about just yet!


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