once in a blue moon

It only happens every so often….once in a blue moon….. our son was born on one nearly 19 years ago, so they are pretty special to us.

I spent a day in November at an indigo/shibori workshop which was a real treat, great fun and very informative.

and while away camping I have started to build a stitched blue moon…..



camping at gumridge


A body of work is born with a couple of days away camping in the Scenic Rim

The  “Gumridge Collection ” will be available for purchase through my instagram account soon so if you wish to see them …….  follow me ecowott  

getting ready for my first solo exhibition

a seek peek……these are some of the works for my exhibition opening this weekend.

Saturday 12th August at the Boonah Regional Art Gallery on High st Boonah QLD.

The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday and the exhibition runs till the 24th September.

I will be hosting an afternoon tea and artist talk about my journey so far on Sunday the 27th August  3 pm till 4 pm cost $5.00  email me if you wish to come along  ecowott@gmail.com

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barnacle 1, 2, 3 and 4 ready for their frames

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eco palette

I am very excited that my first ever solo exhibition is coming very soon

“Eco Palette “@ The Boonah Regional Art Gallery

I would love for you to come and see what I am up to.

With my work focused on” re fashion “ #waronwaste and

my embroidery works with an environmental slant

The official opening is 4 to 6 pm on Saturday the 12th August

Please RSVP ecowott@gmail by August 8th

The exhibition runs till 24th September —–  Wednesday till Sunday

On High Street Boonah 4310

Phone 07 5463 2999 or email the gallery   boonah.arts.society@gmail.com

opening my mind

I spent a week in January at Summer School in Ballarat with Roxanne Lasky, it was mindful and fulfilling experience.


open mind

think about thinking

value silence

finding my pathways ….. in landscape and cross roads …. mapping my thoughts with stitch

And just a a couple of weeks ago I spent 3 days with India Flint on Mount Tamborine “being (t)here” workshop.

Another sublime experience …… more words ….. they now sing in my head

I have never been a wordy soul…. oral yes, and now around me I see and feel words.

I was almost too afraid to attend a “being (t) here” workshop as the idea of poetry , albeit lack of it in my life was going to put me in a scary space.

India has an amazing talent and is an engaging teacher, I have come away from my three days of  freedom to explore with a new spin on my ability to see and hear through new eyes and ears.

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the hands of a master #beingthere #indiaflint

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Mothers Day around the corner

I have been busy making….. sewing and hand stitching garments then a dip in the bundle pot, in readiness  for the annual Arts in the Olives Festival, along with Open Studios and the opening of our new little CO-OP venture in Canungra aptly named Scenic Rim Artisans 

eucalyptus on wool jersey

love those marks

The little shop / co op venture is at  8 Kidston st Canungra QLD 4275

Scenic Rim Artisans

on the clothes rack

Boonah Gallery

Just a snap shot of the opening of our exhibition “The Challenge ”



tis the season ……

Greeting of the season …..  a snap shot of my year

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Beach finds

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natures love letters

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and here’s to a productive, creative and fun filled 2017 xx

a trip away to summer school

excitedly I booked for a week with Elizabeth Bunsen at Summer School in Ballarat, sadly Elizabeth had to cancel but I am sure we will see her again some time soon.

So now I am going to spend a week with Roxanne Laskey immersing myself in threads of meaning. Just think a whole week no cooking/washing or cleaning….. just stitching !

I have been working on a couple of pieces for the exhibition The Challenge

rebirth the universe

re-purposed linen table runner……. dipped in the ocean….. bundled with leaves ….then filled with white stitches

The other is  Black and White very out of my comfort zone I have built a collage using a technique taught by Cas Holmes

ode to aubrey  it is an ode to my Grandfather Aubrey  and still in need of more stitching to finish this piece off