I stayed with my cousin and her family while attending the workshop in Newcastle. A lovely spot north of Newcastle in the Nelson Bay area. I could not contain my excitement at seeing a large Euc Nicholii in her front yard which she is happy to share..Their yard backed onto a reserve and full of great trees and some lovely garden art.
Its a week since we started our workshop with Elizabeth…. and I am home now and back to the real world ! Luckily it’s School Holidays so at least there’s no lunches to prepare. Last night was my first chance to look at some stitching and book making from my samples. The photos are from others in the workshop and wow what a talented bunch.
I am off to Newcastle to play with Elizabeth Bunsen for three days ….. I have got most of the ingredients to play with as we are making …. Tea, Leaves and Sandwich Magic and i am very excited. I need to make a couple of thing before I go … the troops need lunches and instructions for cooking dinner!
This little gem pop up in front of me via Facebook with Weaving Poetry’s Emily Wilkinson and it is gorgeous .. the cover is cloth. I wish to take my Wednesday Play Day group down this little path with a collaboration for a piece of community art. So now I have the help via Cas Holmes and Anne Kelly in a book that covers Resonant Textiles, Exhibitions and Community Collaborations.
This is the tree that Beechmont was named after .. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gmelina_leichhardtii They are rare and hard to germinate the lovely purple skin does not give colour … but the leaf is very shapely. When we discovered a huge tree in the Numinbah Valley, I was very excited as it meant that I would get to try the leaf at long last and I will pass the seed onto a local guy who is a wiz at propagation.