What I Learned From Taking Up Knitting


  When I was a child I had all the promising traits of possessing a gift for creativity: I was constantly churning out drawings of creatures of my own creation and stories about pixies, rabbits and talking cows. At some point, as I got older, my creative brain turned into a scientific one and by the age of eighteen any ounce of creativity had well and truly disappeared. Then, last winter when I was deeply ensconced in studying for my master’s degree and feeling particularly uncreative, I got the idea into my head that I wanted to learn how to… Continue Reading

Paper Folding at Eden with Benja Harney


  For as long as I can remember, I’ve been an origami enthusiast. I’ve always found the repetition, and the concentration it requires stills my mind like nothing else; when I’m working with paper, I am at peace. So when my editor informed me that Eden, a series of holistic wellness workshops hosted by the Canberra Centre, was putting on a paper-craft master-class, and that I was to report on said class, I was, to say the very least, rather pleased. The event was to be run by Benja Harney, a ‘paper engineer’ based in Sydney, who has been in… Continue Reading

Scents and Sensibility – Candle Making with Elise Pioch


  Eden is a concept created by The Canberra Centre to, as emcee Sarah Kelly puts it ‘create a chance to meditate, reflect and pause.’ The first Eden workshop, a candle making course run by boutique candle maker, Elise Pioch of Maison Balzac, took place last Saturday and we were lucky enough to attend. As we entered Eden, we were greeted with our choice of beverage. We chose to be a bit fancy and opted for the bubbly. The space felt warm and inviting, with hints of spring colours. We took our seat front and centre so we could be… Continue Reading