Friday, March 28, 2014


A couple of weeks ago, Amy Middleton asked me to be part of a promotional film for Dandenong Ranges Open Studios and I was happy to oblige.
It was only after agreeing, that I realised it was Tim who was coming to shoot the film...(Im a BIG fan!)

I feel he has captured the very essence of the Open Studios programme here, in the Dandenong Ranges and if I wasn't taking part, I would feel compelled to visit.

Hope you do too!

Oh and if you really like Tim's work, check out some more here

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Like a bus! know, you wait and wait and then two come along at the same time!

Workshops for March are ON! 
Dates are: 
Sunday 16th March
Saturday 22nd march
Sunday 23rd March
Saturday 29th March
Sunday 30th March

Naturally Dyed Workshops


Explore the art of natural dyeing using locally sourced plant materials in this eco-friendly experimental workshop. In this workshop, we will share knowledge and investigate
·       Which fabrics dye well and why
·       How to get dye from natural sources
·       How to mordant (fix) the dye to the fabric.
Most importantly you will gain the knowledge to continue experimenting at home.

When                                                                     Sunday 16th March
                                    Saturday 22nd March                 Sunday 23rd March
                                    Saturday 29th March                  Sunday 30th March
How much       $100

Where              My Studio in Upwey


What to bring
·       100% silk or wool light coloured fabric - preferably second hand but new is okay too.
·       100% linen and cotton will dye but to a lesser degree.
·       Fabrics can be in small pieces or long lengths
·       Interesting bits of old metal (eg, copper, iron) up to 30cm long - rust is great, as is texture
·       Cord, thick wool or metal wire to bind pieces Thread, assorted needles, bulldog clips
·       An apron, gloves, notepad and pen

Dyes, mordants and some suitable fabric will be provided. This list is not exhaustive.
If you feel inspired to bring anything else, please do... sharing and swapping of items encouraged!
This is a one day workshop running from 10.00 to 4.30.
Classes are limited to 5 students

Arrangements for payment will be offered once classes are consolidated

Tactile Pleasure

My thanks to Janet Knoop and Bernadette Marriner for inviting me to be part of Tactile Pleasure in Apollo Bay. The exhibition runs from Friday 7th March until Sunday 23rd March in the Anglican Church Hall.

It is a group art exhibition featuring 30 artists, exhibiting a diverse mix of eclectic artwork in the medium of jewellery, painting, papier mache, photography, sculpture, textiles and woodwork. All artwork will be for sale. 
There will also be a "Gallery Shop" selling original, hand crafted art pieces each priced under $100. Open daily 10am to 4pm

Have a look here for more visual stimulation   

Just a few pieces by me!