Friday, March 03, 2017


This blog is now closed - you can see what I'm up to over at the Counterweave site or my website.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Unbound: explorations into indigo opening this week

 My new exhibition Unbound: explorations into indigo opens this Friday night at in.cube8r gallery 321 Smith Street Fitzroy.

Works on paper, mulberry bark, silk scarves - all dipped in or painted with indigo - that most mystical of dyes.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

making shifu

I made some kami ito ages ago and kept it (I thought) safely hidden away. When I decided to test my new lap loom to see how well I could make shifu on it, I found that Certain Cats had found the kami ito and played cat's cradle with it. Here is Nero contemplating his sins.
 It look ages to gently disentangle it
But I got there in the end and started to make a little experimental shifu, using the beautiful deer bone needle, made and given to me by the lovely Velma.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

bark and ink

still absorbing and playing around with the wonderful techniques and ways of looking at the world that I learned at Sophie Munns' Seeds Through an Artist's Lens workshop last month.

Using non-traditional tools like sticks, pieces of bark, feather and leaves is an incredibly freeing way of painting and drawing.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

more practising

painting this time - and finding my shapes and textures in this new technique.
 And really pushing my 'not usually chosen colours' button by playing with neutrals - there's the first layer

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

more baskets

 I've been practising my twining - with iris leaves, feathers and eco-dyed silk string
dianella, feathers and eco-dyed silk string

feathers and indigo dyed hemp string