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    Coil Basket Making

    November 25, 2018

    Earlier this year I took an afternoon coil basket making course with indigenous textile artist Lea Taylor. Lea is a proud Wadandi/Minang/Koreng English yok of the Bibbulmun nation and an award winning Aboriginal weaver and artist. Gifted, generous with her knowledge and deeply rooted in the cultural practices of her family and country, it felt a great privilege to listen, watch and learn this ancient craft. This was my first coil basket using a simple twist and stitch method with…

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  • Split log Post and Rail Fence

    When we first built our vegetable garden in Pemberton, we were very lucky to find a man in Manjimup with the age-old bush craft skill of building a split-log-post-and-rail fence.…

    March 10, 2015