Diana Perkins is a fibre artist who has called Currarong home for the last 10 years. Inspired by the colours and textures of the banksia heathland flora on the stunning Beecroft Peninsula, she began her creative journey with basketry using the many beautiful native grasses growing in the area. More recently, Diana has become interested in botanical printing, again using local plants to print onto paper and fabric. “The colours revealed by the plants through the botanical printing process are magical. I have also dabbled in embroidery, crochet and felting and really enjoy finding ways to bring these fibre art techniques together to create something unique, for instance by botanical printing over a felted piece or embroidery on a paper botanical print.” Diana regularly fires up the dyepot with friends for a day of botanical printing. You may find her unbundling one of her works as you venture along the Art Trail.