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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

Market Stalling – reasons why I’m in it

As a maker and small business owner, I've been market stalling for almost 10 years. I'm based in the south-west of Western Australia, an area of sparse population within a relatively low populated state and country by global standards.  It has been crucial from a business point of view to find a space where

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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