Ruminating on the last six months at the Geckostrands Studio , I feel I have a lot to be thankful for.Late January was the start of the MoMa Markets at the MONA Museum, each week we were greeted with a myriad of entertainment and activities loosely within the theme of ‘fermentation’. Geckostrands continued to brew its eco dyeing using Eucalyptus leaves and had a very successful season.
Draw a circle, make a bowl
Begin the dance to express your soul
The dyers art seems like pure magic
A chance to learn the mysteries of colour
Wrapped in cloth, the evocative smells.
Making a tangible memory of place.
Eucalyptus like lobster changes colour
Telling a story of heat, time and alchemy.
I took a break to participate in my local fair; The Taste of The Huon in March. This is a two-day event showcasing everything that the Huon Valley has to offer; food, arts, music. This was fun, meeting many of the locals and visitors to the Huon Valley. My work was enthusiastically received and on the first day I sold out of all of my silk and merino tops. Knitted works went as far a field as England.
Current work can now be purchased in a variety of venues. The Pumphouse Point Boutique Hotel on Lake St Clair is a proud supporter of my work, scarves can be purchased from reception
Wild Island Gallery at Salamanca Hobart http://www.wildislandtas.com.au/gallery/
My work can be found at The Sensory Tasmania at Richmond.