Archive for the ‘Crochet Coral Reef’ Category


Workshops are Locked In

February 11, 2011

Great news (at least for me) I have now locked in a couple of knitting/crochet workshops at Open Drawer in Camberwell.  On 27 March I will be running a FREE Crochet Coral Workshop – 10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.  Bring your yarn to share with the group, crochet hooks and your own chair (would be great if you booked because we’d like to get an idea of numbers).  Drop in at any time during the day, it’s a very informal, fun, creative way to spend a day playing with yarn and chatting to like minded people. You can then donate your coral pieces to the Melbourne Satellite Reef Project for inclusion in their next Hyperbolic Reef Exhibition if you wish.

On Sunday 6/13/20 March I will be running a beginners knitting class (2 hours per week) covering all the basics including cast on, bind off, knitting basic stitches, increasing/decreasing and much much more.  And then, starting 28 April I will be running a Freeform Workshop. This will run 2 hours week over 8 weeks and at the end, you should have a really wonderful, unique piece of fibre art to show off.  Numbers are limited for both classes.


Where did those three days go!

December 28, 2010

Santa has been and gone in a whirlwind … It’s amazing how fast the days go. We had a lovely Christmas day with family, friends, far too much yummy food (as usual), some really lovely French champagne and other delicious wines. The Christmas pudding done in the pressure cooked was delicious too … although I must admit, it didn’t taste the same. The highlight of the day was Jigglypuff, one of our gorgeous golden retrievers who was absolutely delighted with her Christmas present and didn’t want to let it go even though all I wanted was to take the packaging off for her. In the end, she let me have it just for a moment.

I’m now looking forward to a bit of a relax, catching up with some buddies, and getting stuck into some crafting while I’m on holidays.

Wishing you all a happy, safe and prosperous 2011.

Just a small reminder that the Melbourne Satellite Reef Project Exhibition is coming into it’s last weeks.  If you haven’t had a chance to visit yet, get up to Burrinja Gallery in the next couple of weeks, I can promise you it will be well worth the visit.


Santa is Coming Tonight!!!!!

December 24, 2010

The year has absolutely flown and the past couple of weeks in particular. I can’t believe it’s Christmas day tomorrow. We’ve had a whirlwind couple of weeks … with no real time for crafting, although I have managed to make a few sea anemone brooches in the last couple of days, I am like a cat on a hot tin roof, just yearning for some time to play. Preparations for Christmas are well underway … 25 guests for Christmas lunch – the menu is done, the gifts are under control, champagne glasses are washed and ready and pudding is cooked. Usually I make my pudding on Christmas day … just as my mother always did, but it’s a really big pudding (about 4 kg) and it takes about an hour to prepare and a whopping 6 hours to cook, which is a big chunk of my Christmas day stress, so I thought I would try something different this year. Instead of cooking the pudding in a boiler this year I made it in the pressure cooker. I’ve thought about it for a couple of years but never managed to work up the courage.  So now I have – and all that’s left is to eat it … I will be thrilled if it’s as delicious as usual, and if it’s not, next year I will be back to making it just like I’ve done for the better part of 20 years and my mother did years before that (and my grandmother before that).  As they say, the proof is in the pudding!!!!


Crochet Coral Workshop

November 18, 2010

This Sunday 21 November, Margaret and I will be at Bunnings in Scoresby from 11.00 a.m. showing off our little crochet coral atoll and talking to people about the crochet coral reef project.  Come and say hello and bring along your crochet hook and a bit of yarn if you’d like to learn how to make some basic crochet coral to contribute to the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef at Burrinja in Upwey.

We look forward to seeing you there.



November 11, 2010

My most favourite fashion accessories label d-lux has finally gone online.  Now you can buy your next favourite scarf 24/7 for delivery to almost anywhere in the world. Woohoo?

If you want to look at the new d-lux site (eye candy) visit … and they have a prize draw if you sign up for their e-newsletter before Christmas.  Maybe you’ll get an early Christmas pressie!!!

Click on the image below for a better look … and spread the word far and wide.


Crochet Coral

October 10, 2010

Yesterday was the launch of the Melbourne Satellite of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef at Burrinja Gallery.  It was a very exciting day for the many contributors who have wielded hooks making coral for this wonderful worldwide community project.  Congratulations to the curator(s) Tracy Hallyar and Annie Wertheim and a wonderful team that worked so hard to pull it all together  – they have made a stunning art installation from a riotous profusion of colour and stitchery from all manner of fibres –  from all around Victoria.  If you get the chance – it is certainly worth a visit.



October 4, 2010

Knitting and all things fibre took a little bit of a backseat this weekend in our home, with the replay of the drawn  AFL Grand Final on Saturday and subsequent celebrations on Saturday night in our household (and the obligatory replay over and over on Sunday). Our football team, the Mighty Magpies took the flag after a 20 year drought.

However, my other equally exciting news is about the launch of the Melbourne Satellite Crochet Coral Reef Project this coming weekend. The exhibition (along with a number of associated events) will run until early January 2011 at the Burrinja Gallery in Glenfern Road Upwey.  It is well worth a visit (see below).