What a bit time of year July is for the fibre world. I’m back and rested up after my time in Bendigo for the Australian Sheep and Wool Show this year, and what a wonderful time. I had a wonderful time at the Artisans Textile Festival, meeting so many lovely crafters. I love being able to share the glorious White Gum Wool with you, and I’m looking forward to when I can do that more often in just a few … Read More
I’m very excited to announce that as of August 2015, Metafour Studio will be located at the Burrinja Cultural Community Centre in Upwey, Victoria. Burrinja is a special place in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. I’m delighted to be returning to the place that I grew up – I am endlessly inspired by the wonderful Hills. The new studio space will have textile supplies for sale, included Schacht products and White Gum Wool. I’ll be adding more local yarn producers to … Read More
Last weekend saw the annual Berwick Show, and despite the very hot weather, it was a delight to see so many entries in the craft pavilion. There were some truly beautiful pieces in many categories, and the standard of handwoven entries at Berwick is always very high. It’s great to see handweaving out on public display, and local agricultural shows are an excellent way to show your work. I like the fact that the general public get to see the … Read More
I’m very excited about my upcoming Open Studios series, which is running at Wyreena Arts Centre in Croydon, Victoria. The grounds are gorgeous, and their on-site cafe is both beautiful and delicious. So for two hours each Friday morning until Christmas, I’ll be working in Studio Two upstairs. You (yes, you!) are very welcome to say hello, see what I’m working on, and perhaps try your hand at weaving on one of my demonstration Cricket looms. You’re also welcome to … Read More
The first post on a blog is always a bit on the awkward side, isn’t it? Nevertheless, it’s great to have Metafour Studio’s site up and running – even if it is a little light on content for the moment! I’m looking forward to building a showcase of handwoven articles and art, and posts with a look into what’s going on in the Studio between finished projects.