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  

time gets away…….

I am afraid I cant even remember my last post …… most of my time has been gobbled up by work, end of year school events, family and other types of media. I have become a bit of an instagram girl,  one photo and some wording quick and easy or lazy might be another term. Christmas is around the corner and  we are camping at the beach for a week keeping us well away from the yule tide craziness that sweeps this nation. Our camp sadly is not some secluded  beach hide away but a caravan park at a lovely little beach @ Elliott Heads near Bundaberg. I do have a pot and some scarves with me and I will roll some bundles this afternoon and boil a brew on gas. But in the mean time the water beckons.

camping bundles

I love nothing more than potting around the camp, rolling a couple of bundles then building the fire for my pot. We had a strong southerly winds that challenged us and a spot of rain. Bundjalung National Park has a creek that I collected the water for the pot, it is tannin and slightly bracken( not sure if this made any difference to the outcome) Dyed two lots of silk embroidery thread using lids to sandwich the leaves and thread.



I played with paper, wool blanket, milky merino stitched into infinity scarves, wool jersey and a long sleeve thermal just for me.