Who is Melissa Jane?
“I am a Woman, Mother, Grandmother, Medicine Weaver, Creatress, Gardener, Craftswoman. I am deeply passionate about the healing and restorative capacity of Craft. I began making dolls over twenty years ago in alignment with Anthroposophical Indications of Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual philosophy. It became apparent to me that there was much more here than the physical creation of a play thing for my children. These dolls would take on a life of their own before my eyes; often with messages of healing and love for those they were being made for, and often incorporating elements from nature.
Over the years I have explored many modalities of making dolls incorporating all I have learnt along the way: reiki, permaculture, nature connection, shamanic practices, dying, felting, weaving, knitting, sewing etc. I use only materials from the natural world in all I create; sourced as locally, ethically and sustainably as possible. I believe that Craft and the Arts will play a major role in the transformation, healing and restoration of humanity to a whole, sustainable, balanced, kind and caring culture of love and reciprocity.
I am so honoured, grateful and excited for the opportunity to be part of the weaving for the Amazonian Arts.”