Monday, October 25, 2010


It's good to be home but i had such a great time in Australia and met the best people. i was teaching Exploring Velvet for a week and here are a few photos of work by my students. looking forward to going back next year to Townsville and Hawkesbury.

my lovely girls, miss them all loads.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fibre Arts Australia @ Geelong

I've been away for a while working in Australia and New Zealand. It was a great experience though i didn't see much of the two countries it was much more about the lovely people i met. The first thing that i saw when i arrived was loads of 'bloody old maggie's (Australian parlance) who don't caw like ours but whootle in a kind of haunting way.

we were teaching in Geelong Grammar and stayed in the boys dorms, this was a notice on the wall in my room.....a bit of a worry!!

here are some of my fellow tutors

fellow tutor Michelle Eastwood from Perth she came along with me to New Zealand. A great tutor and super company.

Feltmaking tutor Sachiko Kotaka from Australia, a real character.

Paper Engineer Carol Barton, she was teaching pop up book making, she has a fantastic sense of humour that filters out into her work.

Polly Jacobs Giacchina, fantastic fibre sculptor and all round good egg.

Lovely Bob Adams from the States, he was constantly surrounded by adoring ladies, he seemed quite nervous about it to begin with but soon got used to it.

Jen Crossley Aussie .......what can i say ....nuts!!!!

Helen Banzhaf lovely fellow Brit.

those textile fans go a bit mad when they get together.

a lovely bunch of Australian flowers. More to come.