About


Thanks for visiting.. welcome to Red Mulga!
Red Mulga started years ago, back in 2005 at a Christmas Craft Fair with my original, quirky, locally inspired Christmas card designs.  

As life is, sustaining a market stall with small items was not feasible, ideas unfolded and I experimented with designs on leather accessories. 
I had travelling to Indonesia for many years, so the production of leather started in Java and Bali. Depending on the item, they were either made as individual pieces or as part of a limited small production run. My husband would ride in Java for hours on his motor bike to visit his friend in a small leather making village. Such craftsmen work with leather all their lives, operating from small home based businesses.

So to recent times and the advent of 2020, significant changes have descended on many of our lives, some long overdue.  Its' now time to return to home based products, expect to see hand printed items appearing over the coming months.  I'm also focussing on running out my storage of cloth, the sewing machine is ready and homewares from vibrant Indigenous cotton will be on offer until my fabric supply runs out.

In a previous life I loved exhibiting and creating artworks from recycled or organic materials.  This focus of creativity with minimal impact on our planet is again where I find myself.  Its' with this mindful integrity my future work will be moulded, let's see where it takes me :)  

Judith Durnford February 2021

Pssst! For those that are curious about the significance of Red Mulga... 
Most Australians know of mulga as the scrublands in our vast continent. Red Mulga is an acacia species endemic to Northern and Western Australia regions, it is now considered rare flora.  Its' time that together lets give attention to those things that are rare, unique and Australian, with hope in cultivating a deeper respect for our precious environment.