Monday, 17 November 2014

Crockett Cottage Studio, Mansfield

Philadelphus filling the air with fragrance
 
i loved my time at Crockett Cottage Studio this year
(students came from France and New Zealand; West + South Australia and Queensland as well as Victoria and, for the first time in my visits there...Mansfield itself)
so much so that i've booked it again for 2015
in November the local gardens are awash 
with roses, peonies, philadelphus and magnolias
- even a huge liriodendron in full bloom
and the diversity of eucalyptus species available in the region is quite remarkable

i will offer a couple of workshops
one of which, by popular demand, is going to be about bloomers
and scanties and soft things to wear to bed

and also a retreat to which you can bring your own work
(provided it doesn't require noisy machinery or potentially toxic materials)
and share it with like-minded souls in the joy of the sewing circle 
more details soon but essentially
we'll share stories, i will brew daily dyebaths for you to work with
and be available to offer guidance if you need

i shall also be preparing lunch, as the studio has a fine
centrally positioned kitchen area from which i can answer questions
while i happily chop, stir and season
thus combining two of my (several) passions


Julie Pearson looking fabulous in her gorgeous top




the tray of our ute came in handy
not just for opening bundles but also as a very fine cutting table

local colour


it is very important to be nourishing the inner bear.


in other news, applications to attend the Retreat to Tin Can Bay
in Queensland next year are being received until December 9
Roz Hawker and i will be taking turns at sailing the boat
there'll be dyepots (i nearly wrote dyepoets!)
the opportunity to make small things in metal
or make bigger things in situ from found objects 
some quiet wandering and gentle writing
(i'm thinking that a class book may ensue as a memento for participants)

 if you'd like me to send you the bits to fill in
please drop me a line via the contact page on my website
dates : April 19th - 24th, 2015 (arrive on Sunday evening, depart Friday afternoon)
cost: (including vegetarian gluten-free food, 
twin-share accommodation and some materials) $1300

and ONE place is available in the Bower Bird Blues retreat
in the lovely Lud Valley in New Zealand

9 comments:

  1. all theese fantastic event and the lovely weather you have now and all the offer for new workshop ups , i hope maybeee my dream about AUS come true!!!! send some good weather to D:K:

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    1. lots of things on the list now Bodil...

      http://www.indiaflint.com/page9.htm

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    2. india AUS have moved to Newburgh , windfall scarf see you there again , again !!

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  2. I can more than dream now that I have signed up for your class in Scotland in July! Go me!!!!

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    1. getting in early seems to be a good plan :-)

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  3. I think "Dyepoet" would be the perfect job descriptor for you.

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  4. your workshops always sound so wonderful with resulting images as proof... food literally and symbolically for the soul

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