Tag Archives: Australia

Silken Kaleidoscope

I recently attended Karen Selk’s Silken Kaleidoscope workshop, which was sponsored by the Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners.  Karen is a wonderful weaver, frequent contributor to Handwoven Magazine, and founder and former owner of Treenway Silk. In addition to the … Continue reading

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An Australian Visit

Ron and I just returned from another visit to Australia.  This time around we stayed in the Sydney area to accommodate some business meetings that Ron had to attend to.  We spent two days in Sydney proper and the rest … Continue reading

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This Just in from WA

Imagine my surprise when I opened my mail today and found this! A beautiful Jarrah wood music box, playing “Waltzing Matilda”. Some Dreamee Wool top of Western Australian wool. And a wonderful hand-made card containing notes from all my weaving … Continue reading

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Western Australia’s Beaches

I am happy to be back in Canada and I am looking forward to seeing and catching up with all my friends. I will miss the beaches in Western Australia, though. What a sensational feeling to dip my toes in … Continue reading

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Leaving Western Australia

Yesterday I left Western Australia, and this time, I am not sure when or if I will be back. So, I am writing this post to say good-bye to the people that have touched my heart during my Australian adventures. … Continue reading

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Spinning Again

I have been staying in the last couple of days due to the very windy and rainy weather.  Well, the rain had to come sometime I suppose.  Now it is starting to feel a little Winter-ish, but of course, not … Continue reading

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Melbourne the Magnificent

From Brisbane we flew on to Melbourne, and stayed at the Grand Hotel Melbourne, a historic and majestic hotel on Spenser Street, near the Southern Railway station.  Our comfortable accommodation was a loft apartment overlooking the railway yards.  The soothing … Continue reading

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Of Bats, Birds and Beaches

Ron had business meetings in Brisbane, and I was lucky enough to tag along with him.  Brisbane is on the east coast of Australia, and is about 4,344 km away from Perth, similar in distance as going from Vancouver to … Continue reading

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Spinning Away

I have been spinning, about an hour a day over the past few weeks. I spun this beauty from a hand painted roving purchased from the Western Australia guild yarn cupboard and created by “woolgatherings”.  I had been hoping to … Continue reading

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