October 2013

The Spring gardens continue to enthral. The gardens are constantly changing as one batch of plants burst into bloom, reach their peak, then the flowers die and another starts.



Here is the latest batch of student weaving hot from the loom. We continue to celebrate their triumphs.

Dels rug

Del’s rug hot off the loom. Everyone is standing back to admire it.


Marcia and her fabric.


Maureen and her huck lace hand towels. They are all different patterns.


Virginia and her rug.


Tuesday with her series of table mats.

 An exciting project is underway in the weaving studio: The Sturt community rug project. The aim is to weave two rugs 2 x 3 metres for Sturt Cottage. It is also to be a community project where anyone young or old, male or female can come and participate.


Yarn is dyed.


Joan and Julie from “Friends of Sturt” ball the yarn. It has been great to be able to call on their assistance to do all that preparation.

The warp goes on.
The waste yarn goes in to prepare for the actual weaving. I gave that honour to Joan, the president of Friends of Sturt.

The rug was officially launched with a morning tea. There was great support shown by the Sturt community. I hope everyone will come to weave.


Julie Gillick, Head of Frensham and Winifred West Schools throws the shuttle for the first row.

Mark Viner, Head of Sturt throws the next.

And Elizabeth Nagel who was weaver in residence for 50 years throws the next. Elizabeth told the story of how her first job when she came to Sturt was to assemble this loom.

Once the morning tea was over, the first 30 minute block of weaving time was completed by Chris, from pottery.


Indra, a non weaver has her turn. Several others have participate. All get to write their name in the “Visitor’s Book”.


We reach half way on the first rug and toast our achievement.


One Response to October 2013

  1. fr. Kyriakos says:

    Hello, Kay.

    It is always a pleasure to read your posts and to see the various projects and travels you are involved with. This post looks particularly exciting for you and all at Sturt. Best wishes on the rugs.

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