To welcome the season, I am going to hold a couple of workshops in Margaret River to introduce people to an old favourite and a new technique learnt this year and recently presented for the first time at Stirling Street Summer School. UPDATE: It is very likely that these workshops may have to be postponed due to social distancing and possible self isolation for many of us by that time. You are welcome to register your interest, I will stay in touch. Stay well everyone, Nirala.
Colouring mandalas, round table discussions, Sufi whirling, our obsession with ball sports, the seasons - circles in our life. Working ‘in the round’ is inclusive, soothing, meditative and inspiring. This is a simple technique that uses leftover threads.
These embroidered balls are an excellent way to use up tiny scraps of knitting wool, cotton and embroidery thread. Use as a safe indoor ball for young children, as juggling balls. A few small balls can be hung over a cot. Create Christmas and Easter baubles or simply fill a bowl with colour.
An Amish craft, Locker hooking was popular in 20's, 30's and 40's.Using homespun yarn, carded wool or upcycled strips of fabric to make rugs, bags and other items. Yarn is pulled through rug canvas in and “locked” into place with a strand of wool, string or fabric, using a tool that is a cross between a crochet hook and a bodkin. Quick, easy, and addictive!