Earlier this year I began experimenting with drying native flower buds in silica gel (crystals). It can be bought on line under the name of Flower Drying Crystals and is both reasonably priced and reusable. I began in July/August with my work but have not revisited it since then due to the unwelcome diagnosis ofContinue reading “Drying delicate native flower buds”
https://www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/what-i-did-last-week-week-13?utm_source=Arts+e-bulletin&utm_campaign=e3790c320b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_23_02_44_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d7b1a8e8ae-e3790c320b-66400663 I am gobsmacked by the talent displayed this week. There has been such a diverse array of art over the last 13 weeks. Thank you to the team at Creative Community, City of Greater Bendigo for this initiative and ability to peak into the studios of our creatives in Bendigo.
Our first sighting of the Bendigo Wax in the wild. Flowering earlier than normal, it was a delight to see. As were the sundews glistening in the sun.
First Poncho, just in time for autumn Inspired by my recent trip to the Paris end of Collins Street I finished sewing my dark navy poncho today. Originally the design was to include some of my floral silk fabric. However struggling with how to blend the two fabrics in a pleasing way, I decided toContinue reading “First Poncho”
Last year I found a ladybugs nest and this year I have found lots of them busy working away at keeping the sap sucking nasties in control on my rose. Never seen so many in action before.
Update, just in time for Mothers’ Day my brooches, as well as directly from me , are NOW available online from BUDA Castlemaine. https://budacastlemaine.org/shop/gifts/ Available NOW from the Bendigo Pottery. As well as the Visitor Information Centre Bendigo.
A little video in motion… https://vimeo.com/351945107?activityReferer=1
Using my new embroidery hoop I have been thread colouring a new piece, featuring a favourite flower from the Bendigo region- the common (although I don’t think it is at all common!) fringe myrtle. Not only did this hoop make sewing French knots so much easier, the end result I am pleased with.