Workshop Facilitators

Situated in a heritage listed house in Everton Park, The Nest is a place where women and children from diverse backgrounds and ages gather to embrace the art and love of making, exchanging skills and knowledge that will not only benefit themselves, but also benefit communities into the future. Our mentors and workshop facilitators come from diverse backgrounds and ages, but all share a love for community development, sustainability and living in a handmade environment.  We hope that those who visit The Nest will remember it as a place for women and children to engage, bond and connect.

Edde-Rose Fenson

As the daughter of Roz, Edde has grown up in a home with an Art Studio. Making has been part of her family for generations. She has the patience of a saint and all the girls love working with her and more importantly the wonderful chats that come from having a teenage friend!

I have never known anything different, if my parents need something, they make it. My Mum has passed down her love for second hand clothing. And I love nothing more than spending a Sunday with her, hunting through shops and then bringing things home and renovating them into things that my friends envy.
— Edde-Rose

Jodie Behn

My love of making first started when I was young. Under my bed, I had an old suitcase full of collected items, paper, glue, scissors, paints and colours. Inheriting my Grandmother’s sewing machine was my next step in making. I had no idea how to use a sewing machine, I just jumped on and began to explore. Studying Fashion Design and Fine Arts has also helped me to be open to explore different ways of using mediums and collected materials. Since then I have not stopped.
— Jodie Behn

odie Behn's experience in working with young children as an assistant at "Molly's House", a swimming instructor at "Sue Mickelson Swimming", a teacher aide at Windsor State School and her work within community respite centres brings a wonderful broad spectrum of teaching knowledge and understanding of children. Her love and experience in working with sustainable products has lead her to run "Rumpus Art", art and craft classes for primary school children for many years. 

Rebecca Cason

My creative practice focuses on skill sharing and producing work for my handmade business edward & lilly. My goal is to increase my use of sustainable materials and methods one step at a time and to inspire others to do the same. It’s important to support authentic handmade wares and I love sharing my own creative skills through workshops and providing socially inclusive opportunities for people to get together and make.
— Rebecca Cason

Rebecca Cason has been working in the not-for-profit arts sector for almost 20 years specialising in arts management and creative enterprise. Always a maker at heart she runs her small business edward & lilly, is the organiser of the Brisbane chapter of Brown Owls craft group and volunteers her time to a number of arts, cultural and community service organisations. 

Roz Fenson 

THE NEST embodies everything that I am passionate about. We are in a rapidly changing world where old values and traditions need to be revisited not to preserve the past, or to fight change, but to enrich the future for our children. The “handmade not manufactured” design revolution can be seen within the resurgence of the Vintage, Retro and Boho lifestyle and culture. Unlike previous generations, craft today, is not born out of a social and economic necessity, but from the need to find an emotional connection.
— Roz Fenson

Roz Fenson's career spans over 30 years working globally in creative industries from theatre, film, television, events and toy design. Today, she operates a highly successful art practice and manages her husband's property maintenance business. For more insight into  Roz's craft history, go to her website