Friday, February 28, 2014

hand-stitching fabric beads

Some time ago I dreamt about the perfect way to use up my fabric scraps that are too small for brooches, this week I finally put aside an hour to realise that dream. I'm pretty happy with the results and am loving my recent adventures with running stitch :)

Monday, February 24, 2014

macramé & cocktails

It's time for another dose of macramé & cocktails!

This Wednesday 26 February from 7pm sharp, Wayne and I will be teaching macramé at Jungle Bar, West End. Perfect for beginners or pick up from where you left off last time!

Macramé Workshop
Jungle Bar, 76 Vulture Street, West End
Wednesday 26 February, 7pm sharp
Free with purchase of cocktail (non-alcoholic options also available).

See you there!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

loom weaving workshop

For me understanding how fabric is constructed and the history behind it has been a really important process in my practice. That's what I love about sharing the history and process of weaving a small textile piece. At Carindale Library on the weekend I went through this process with a great group of women and their daughters.

It was a very calm and peaceful two hours and one of the easiest workshops I've ever run. The feedback was wonderful; from gratitude at being able to share crafting time between mother and daughter to comments on the value of taking time out to weave with women. I think everyone left feeling very centred and re-energised which made my day :)

Thanks as always to the women who came along and contributed to a lovely afternoon and also to my lovely loom-weaving Country Boy for helping me teach and for capturing some beautiful moments :)

For more workshops check out the full Art Bites program here.

All photos courtesy Wayne Dring.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

sashiko workshop

Producing Brisbane City Council's Art Bites program for the BrisAsia Festival has been so much fun. As well as being part of our amazing facilitators' workshops I've also been running some really lovely textile based workshops around Brisbane including sashiko stitching at Old Inala Hall last week.

I had a really lovely time sharing skills, knowledge and history with a great group of ladies.

A huge thank you to everyone who came along and especially to my soul mate Wayne (aka Country Boy) who has dedicated so much of his time to making the Art Bites program happen.

There are still a few vacancies left in the workshops, you can check out the full program here.

All photos courtesy Wayne Dring.