March 13th, 2016
Without further ado…..I’m delighted to finally share my excitement with you all of my new collaboration with Mulbury the leading eco furniture manufacturers in Melbourne, Australia. Specialising in recycled industrial furniture, rescued timber picture frames & unique home wares.
To us both, “recycling materials is one of the purest forms of maintaining the earth and we’re absolutely dedicated on leaving this planet in a better condition than when we found it.”
Mulbury’s enthusiasm for the planet and beautiful creations …combined with mine are just a match made in heaven! Well thats what I think anyway!
My first discovery in finding the Mulbury store….I thought I was in a rustic industrial home interiors / styling heaven. If you haven’t been – be sure to pop along next time your in Melbourne. Its AWESOME!
Mulbury with its amazing products (and a few of mine, like these vine ball pendant lights) will be at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show this week coming from Wednesday 16th – Sunday 20th March. Mulbury is also running a competition to win 2x tickets to the show so pop on over to their FB feed check them out
May 25th, 2015
A bit of show and tell for a Monday! I finished this last night! As you’ll see from my instagram feed (@sherylcole) its been a “slow” process. Very meditative & relaxing tho…. and exciting seeing it all come together….its so nice to finally have it finished and on my table to enjoy.
I still have to think of a name… Any suggestions welcome?
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Technique: Coiling weave from outside in
Materials: Wisteria vines, Bungalow Palm Inflorescence, Waxed linen thread
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May 13th, 2015
Had a great time teaching the “Palm Inflorescence home decor ball workshop” last night! Thought I’d post a few pics. Thanks everyone who braved the freezing cold Melb temps… & special thanks to Laneway Learning St Kilda for inviting me to run these workshops. The “sculpturers” even added there own flair to the mix! Thanks Finn cafe for that delicious salted caramel brownie!
If anyone is interested in participating in a “palm inflorescence home decor ball workshop”…please get in touch 🙂
March 18th, 2015
So I’ve just recently been back to New Zealand and while I was there I made these “Giant Wire Ball Sculptures” …and I thought i’d share the outcome with you guys!
I was pleasantly surprised how I managed to “make them work” Im guessing my basic Basketry random weave skills paid off. I’m pretty happy with the outcome! The biggest one measures 1.2m diameter, the smallest 57cm diameter…middle sized is halfway in between (as I forgot to measure it)!
I posted these on Instagram and I’ve had a few people curious how I created my Giant Wire Ball creations, which were purely my “Curiosity & Creativity Playing” I was inspired by something not the same, but similar….and was keen to create my own style/version! Seriously just using my hands and body at times, my intuitive guess work, my knowledge of beginning a basic basket & random weave. I set out with a pair of wire cutters and some of my Dad’s fencing wire (not knowing it was his good fencing wire at the time – whoops)! I randomly tangled the wire (& myself at times) together… keeping in mind I wanted a sphere shape. I discovered using new wire helped keep the sphere shape. As, originally I wanted to create an up-cycled barbed wire ball using old rusty barbed wire off an old fence…but due to not enough old wire for the sized ball I wanted to create my first were created with new wire.
These”Wire Balls” are now a lovely sculpture at my Mum and Dads farm, as they were a bit to “big” to bring back on the plane.
I am now creating some more, which I’d love to somehow exhibit or make custom ones for people . I think these Wire Sculptures would look fabulous at a Vineyard, Winery, Parklands, Botanical Garden setting. If your interested, please get in touch! Also get in touch if anyone has or knows anyone wanting to get rid of some rusty barbed wire in Melbourne Victoria, Australia Ta x