Melbourne textile artist Rachel Wood of Wunder Weave will be hosting a series of fun-filled weaving workshops at our May market. Read on to find out more about Rachel and her work, plus check out our full creative workshop program here.
What do you do?
Aside from teaching cool people from cool places how to weave their own creations, I work at a really great not-for-profit in Melbourne, teaching people how to sew, pattern-make, print, dye…you name it…we do it!
Best thing about your job?
I get to spend time with people from all walks of life while also feeding my fibre obsession!
…and the worst?
Storage to deal with the fibre obsession!
You are running Woven Wall Hanging workshops at Bowerbird this year. What can people expect from these sessions? Do they need previous experience to participate?
Wunder Weave workshops are fun and energetic and the perfect way to unwind. Participants will be introduced to the basic techniques of weaving while channeling their inner Bower Bird with the use of a vibrant selection of yarn and materials. Participants do not need any prior experience, beginners welcome!
Which other participating designers and makers are you looking forward to seeing at Bowerbird?
I’m a huge fan of the Jam Factory and am super excited to see Xanthe Murphy’s ceramic workshop in action. I’m also excited to see so many sustainably focused designers in the line up, Mister Timbuktu, Honest Studios and Luna Gallery to name a few! We can’t wait!
Bowerbird is celebrating 10 years in the making. What were you doing 10 years ago and what are your plans for the next decade?
10 years ago I was getting ready to jump on a plane to intern for a fashion house in NZ! In 10 years time I hope to be jumping on some more planes and taking Wunder Weave to see more of the world.
Learn how to make a beautiful woven wall hanging with Rachel Wood from Wunder Weave at Bowerbird Design Market this May. Book your spot today