I am often asked why I travel and what happens in the classes.
My answer usually is because I LOVE it. I like the open road, the birds and the landscape , the bright stars at night and the stars I see during the day in the people's eyes after a few hours into hatmaking . The noise of nature and stillness as I sleep and when I wake.
When I arrive I usually find the hall where the workshop is held and pick up the key . Most places go out of their way to be helpful and friendly . Some have a thing or 2 too learn . Usually the unhappier a town is the more people try to be controlling and hit you with the book around your head .
The unpacking takes a while as each hall has a different set up and I set up tables and chairs , empty the truck and set myself up for the night .
I usually stay 2 days in a place and pack up on the second day and drive to the next town which usually is between 1.5 hours and 3 hours away. I like to make it before sun down because of kangaroos. Once there I do all over again . The connection with people and their stories is pressures and I feel humbled and privileged of being let in for the moments in time we share.
Some towns get smaller and smaller as people sell up and move out