June 13, 2019

balancing the desire to hibernate

with the need to feel the southern wind

catching in my hair

the luminous sun on my back

the enchantment of the season

the falling leaves



to begin life


January 23, 2019

mirroring mirroring

nature and natural

inspired to create


creating to inspire

reflect respect

December 3, 2018

our sun dried country

draining moisture from the air


waiting for dusky skies

not ashen

nor ash filled

to revive 

and renew

to reassure  

August 25, 2018

this winter has been a time of hibernation 

cool and subtle colours 

dry leaves from a drought affected countryside 



blossoms more bountiful 

September 14, 2017

recording the sublime beauty of

eucalyptus blossoms

fine details and the

promise of colour

May 9, 2017

Opening a fresh botanic dye bundle is an enchanting process. Uncertain whether I’ll find a blending of gentle pastels, or a strikingly clear image… and this is part of the magic. The moment of alchemy. Sometimes the desire for detail can momentarily override the apprec...

December 20, 2016

While native flora is chronicled on textiles

it is not eternal 


it reflects the impermanence of nature

our environment

and all of life

March 15, 2016

Welcome to Annai Silk

exploring the wondrous world of botanic dyeing on natural textiles, implementing a slow approach to fashion, a gentle immersion in the art of colour, a quiet observation of plant life at ground level, and the recognition of individual beauty in nat...

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I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which I live and work, the Widgabul people of the Bundjalung nation, and pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging.