Most peaceful workshop ever …

Usually after a workshop I am absolutely shattered.

After a shocker of a day with over-tired children yesterday, and a frantic clean-up of the house this morning I was NOT looking forward to the first day of the April Portrait Felting Workshop … but it turned out to be the BEST, most peaceful workshop ever.

I feel rejuvenated. I feel so very calm and so very centered. I feel energised.

This is because I allowed the creative process to unfold in the time it needed, and because I was in the presence of three peaceful creatrixes who just got down to it and created!

Read more about it at Lavendilly Fibre Arts, and stay tuned for photos! Part 2 of the workshop will be next week.

Fortnightly Felting at Lavendilly House

I am offering a more convenient and affordable series of workshops for next term:

Fortnightly Felting at Lavendilly House

Nuno – Resist – Hats – Slippers – Bags – Wall Hangings – Meditation Mats – Play Mats – Needle Felting

I used to offer fortnightly felting on a pay-per-project basis the year before last and it was lots of fun and very casual.

This time I am offering every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, over TERM 2 ONLY (!), for a term fee.

You will be able to:

– choose the projects you wish to work on
– have access to a wide range of fleece colours
– bring your children (under 5 years of age – places are limited and must be booked)
– work with company (felting is so much more fun this way!)
–  make at least four projects for the price of three

For details and bookings please visit my Lavendilly Fibre Arts Blog


Yes, it is an act of shameless self-promotion.

If you are considering booking a felting party at your home, here is an incentive:

The next person to book a felting party for a special occasion, or to organise a private felting workshop with a group of friends, will receive a needle-felting pack worth $20. This pack includes a foam block, 1 felting needle 300g of corriedale fleece in rainbow colours! It is a great starter pack for needle felting.

Happy Felting Everyone!

Mama Moontime Story Mat Workshop!

Amber at Mama Moontime has recently started a new session of her Mama Moontime Club, and began with felted Story Playmats.

Amber writes:

We began this new year of creativity with a workshop on ‘how to make a hand felted storytelling mat’.
This is a workshop I often run as a stand-alone.  It is a favourite of mothers who see the endless possibilities for imaginative, creative play for their children. 

I have been asked if I would host one again for women in the local region, and I am more than happy to do this for 4-8 people on Thursday 25th February from 6.30-9.30pm.  It is open to anyone, from first timers to more seasoned felters.  The cost is $40 per person which includes all materials, tuition and supper. 

Here are some photos from the Mama Moontime Club members making their own story mats. To book in to Amber’s workshop, contact her at her Mama Moontime website.



To see another beautiful example of a story mat, visit the Everyday Mum at her blog. She has made her daughter the sweetest fairy garden!

Monday night Women’s Circle



Monday 14th we will have our 3rd women’s circle. The theme for this one is NURTURING OURSELVES. Come and enjoy a story, some beautiful music, a little bit of dancing and some gentle self-nurturing activities. I PROMISE we will be finished earlier than previous nights!!

We really do need to know if you are coming so please book by sending me an email via the contact button on this website or my number if you have it. It helps us plan, and if it looks like we will have too many people in the group we will run it for a second time so that we can all be comfortable in the group.

Circle begins 7pm on the dot (so please arrive a bit earlier than that)

Moonlight Prep room at Silkwood

With many blessings,


Doll Workshop at Finger Prints

I will soon be teaching a doll-making workshop as a fundrasier for

Finger Prints Children’s Centre.

We will be making limbed dolls like the one I made for my little cousin Frida:


The workshop will be held over two Saturdays and hopefully we will be able to complete the dolls in that period of time. They are complex dolls to make and the process cannot be rushed! So we will do our best, and there may be a bit of homework.

Part of the cost to make the dolls will be donated to Finger Prints and the demonstration doll that is made will be donated for a Christmas raffle.



DATES: Saturday November 28 AND Saturday December 5th

(attendance is required for BOTH days)

VENUE: Finger Prints Children’s Centre, 1 Alice Bowden Crt, Worongary, 5530 2393

TIME: 10am – 3pm, BYO food and drink for the day.

COST: $80, includes full doll kit and tuition, although attendees will need to supply their own yarn and crotchet hook for hair.

SKILLS REQUIRED: None, although a knowledge of crochet will be helpful.

The class will have limited numbers, and a $10 deposit is required to secure your place.