Category Archive for: ‘An A-Z of weaving plant fibres’

  • D is for Dianella longifolia

    D is for dianella longifolia, aka pale flax lily… This plant has a strong linear fibre in its dark green strappy leaves, which dry to an olive green colour. It’s great for contrast in an exposed core coil weave. D is also for dendrocnide excelsa, …

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  • C is for cordyline australis

    This cordyline has leaves that are amazingly strong – they can be easily split with a fingernail or needle and used as thread in a coil weave, or as a core fibre. The flatness of the leaves are conducive to flat weave experiments, but I …

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  • B is for Baumea rubiginosa

    B is for Baumea rubiginosa. It’s worth repeating the heading because in my book, this is a superb fibre to work with. A long, dark green, round reed with a pointed tip and a pinky purple tinge to the base of the stem, this plant …

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  • A is for Acacia Melanoxylon

    Am I really starting this blog with acacia melanoxylon? It just popped into my head. Well more than that, really… I took some photos of it today at Fairhill native plant nursery. It’s commonly known as black wattle, or Australian blackwood, and is a very …

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  • An A-Z of weaving plant fibres

    Plant fibres are amazing things, especially when you can use them to weave! So I have decided to go on a journey to discover which of these particular fibres grow in our gardens around the Sunshine Coast. The local Sunshine Coast Council has come to …

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