I have been weaving for over 9 years. I have a background in Building Design, and have always been deeply interested in colour and texture. For me, weaving brings these two elements together in a tangible and intriguing way.
Weaving is a very old and universal human craft, and I love the connection to history as well as the practical outcome of a physical finished object.
I have more recently taken up spinning, dyeing, knitting and felting as well. In 2021 I took on the role of President of the East Gippsland Wool & Craft Group, and I’ve also given presentations/demonstrations on weaving, as well as representing our group and demonstrating at community events such as the Bairnsdale Agricultural Show.
I grew up in East Gippsland and after studying and living in the city for a decade, returned to Bairnsdale in 2015. My husband and I love exploring and going on adventures with our two dogs. Sadly, they are not interested in learning to weave…
I have always loved the amazing natural beauty of this area. I would like to acknowledge the Gunaikurnai People as the Traditional Owners of the land – it is a privilege to live here and be able enjoy this spectacular part of the planet.
I have started Happywattle in order to share my experience. I aim to convey my passion and what I find interesting about weaving, and why it might make a good addition to your crafting repertoire.
If you are interested in weaving but unsure about the skills, costs & terminology, or maybe just need a little bit of a nudge in the right direction – I would be most happy to assist!