the third and final group of bower birds gathered in the south
as helen said on the final evening after the class
just the three groups of ladies gathered for this event , only three ..... how special are we !
special indeed !
each group was so ...
on the Mountain in Queensland
where Tarla grew an amazing crop of indigo in our steamy sub tropical climate
and where she is about to share all her knowledge of growing and dyeing with indigo on an open day at her organic property in May ...
more can be found HERE and @TamborineIndigo on instagram
in the valley in New Zealand
gathering in the beautiful earth home of Judy Keylock , a home complete with growing roof and the loudest cycadas i have ever heard !
and on the south coast of Victoria with the Antartic as our nearest neighbour
inside this walled garden where a village of timber structures and flourishing garden beds embraces your senses at The Botanical Studio in Allensford , Victoria.
we all came together for community, learning, laughter and stitching together of cloth and metal and ourselves
i would like to sincerely thank our 3 most generous hosts for welcoming us into their gardens and homes
and also India Flint for going on the road with me ...
it is true not everything went quite to plan
but the adventure rolled on with forgiving and caring and sharing women to laugh and to learn with , it was a joyful time
at each class i gave an amulet
my own gift or wish for each in the group
the image below shows the amulets for Allensford
... a symbol representing the gift of letting a seed or an idea grow , live a life and then set seed for another crop
i know at Allensford yesterday , indigo and special sunflower seed harvesting was in full swing , the indigo vats were rebooted for more dipping, and the seeds of the class allowed to continue on ....
couldn't be a more perfect end really