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Here’s to a wonderful 2019!

Can you believe it's the end of 2018 already? I've been having a great break catching up on a number of unfinished projects including my blog update. Time flies when you are having fun. It's summer here in the southern hemisphere and as we brace ourselves for another hot Christmas day (something that those

natural dyeing

I've had a wonderful response to my naturally dyed botanical printed recycled garments in the past few months since the launch of my "earth- conscious clothing corner" at markets that I attend. The clothes I've featured are the ones that I've been able to source through various op-shops/second-hand stores around the vicinity, combining my

My First Dyeing Workshop with India Flint

India Flint has been featured in the current issue of Organic Gardener (Jan - Feb 2017). Below is my blog post from 2013 after attending an India Flint eco-dyeing workshop. She has been and continues to be the primary influence for my approach to cloth and colour. It is a continuous learning process for me

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My Definition of Handmade

There are probably as many definitions as there are proponents of "handmade". What constitutes as handmade for me are these main elements : using raw materials that can be accessed locally, creating items with my hands which may or may not manipulate tools and machinery, items that are not mass-produced but individually created, which

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Slow Craft Movement – my crafting philosophy

24/10/16 I wrote this post a few years ago in my old website. Since moving to my current one, I feel the need to reaffirm the message in the post. It still spells the approach to my small cottage based business. Before I even knew that there was something called the "slow movement" (aside from

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Slow Cloth Creation – eri silk scarves handwoven by Chano Murry my mother

{17-10-2016 .........Since I moved my last website handmade-and-marina.wordpress.com to my current one handmadeandmarina.com.au, I've reblogged some of my old posts and this is one of them. I'm expecting a few more of my mother's handwoven scarves in the near future and they should be available through my stalls and online shop. }   This post

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