murobond maker’s market

 A few weeks ago, Rowena Judd asked me to submit some baskets for the inaugural Maker’s Market  at the  Murobond  paints showroom in Artarmon. It will be a curated space full of lovely handmade things from heroes of mine like Jo Neville of Paper Couture, Sally Campbell Textiles and others. It also coincides with the launch of a new paint colour palette by stylist Jason Grant called “Welcome to My Wonderland”.  Of course, I said “Yes please.”  What good company my baskets will keep this week!

So yesterday morning I headed up to Sydney with Mat and a trailer full of creations in tow. I am so very glad he was there as his farm skills were much needed.  In the past few months, I have been working furiously on a commission of  five very big, hand-woven pendant lights which are eventually destined for a restaurant in California. I thought this was a good opportunity to debut them and Murobond agreed to let the first few have their first public hanging (sounds medieval!) at this event. I couldn’t stop smiling when I walked in and saw the wall was painted a lovely deep green and that Jason Grant had a big pile of palm flower stalks (my favourite weaving material) amongst his props. I’m pleased to say, after much time up ladders, fiddling with wiring and chains (thank you Matty), three lights woven with palm, wire and corrugated iron are up in the showroom and I think they’ll complement the colours and textures of Jason & Rowena’s collection beautifully. I hope I can post some better pics after the launch but until then, here’s a little preview…

 If you are in Sydney over the next week, pop in, say hello and have a look-see. I am going to be there  from 11am – 1pm next Saturday 28 May, doing some weaving. There will be a flower market on that day and Rowena has a sign-up list for a weaving workshop which will be held there at a future date.  You could easily find some creative inspiration, a little gift for yourself or discover a beautiful new colour. x