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Hellllooo my darlings!

I'm Hayley Ryan. The 35 year old, bright, nuts, cheeky natured artisan and very passionate human behind Ivy Trove.


Ivy Trove was born in October 2018 selling handmade home decor which shortly blossomed into hosting my first workshop on 30.3.2019, now it's well over 100+! We created the pot hanger and plant potting for my first class, then came the Wall hanging design, Private & Public Workshops, DIY Kits, Step by Step Tutorials, Online Workshops and the rest is history!
 

I'm a super extroverted person so naturally, I absolutely love meeting people, learning new things and listening to others stories all while having a good laugh. This turned out lucky for me because teaching something that I love and being able to share the beautiful mind therapy that comes with this timeless and unrestricted art form has been an absolute dream!

Ivy Trove is on the road and mobile! I've been so lucky to have that flexibility and drive my van where ever I'm needed within the South East QLD region.
 Transporting my workshop materials, plants, racks and all the creative bits and bobs to so many amazing locations and offering everyone - especially beginners - the perfect opportunity to reconnect with themselves, meet other like minded people, eat food, sip on cheeky beverages and learn how to create something unique and handmade by you! 


I'm forever learning new tricks from my amazing clients because the more I teach the more I learn. It is the most rewarding experience every.single.time.

Head to the Gallery page to find The Archives (a new section we're working on to share the love).

Some of the incredible events I've been lucky enough to facilitate and collaborate in since 2018 are in there!
 

 

 


Where it all started. Kind of.
 

In 2017 I was studying my Diploma of Horticulture and I had a little side hobby propagating/growing plants/moss then designing and selling terrariums. The glass globes only came with a string of twine to hang (borrinnggg) which led me to doing some research and I came across the familiar and historic art of Macramé (Mac-rah-may, Ma-crah-may.. same same). I propped myself on the floor with the jute twine roll that I had, found a YouTube video and before I knew it, I had truly found myself completely hooked - regardless of having to convert inches/feet to cm/metres from the vids (why do we have to use different metric systems? haha..) I now had a more stunning way to hang my glass eco systems in their new homes. Then pot hangers & wall hangings started to make their way out of my new found obsession.
 

Since forever, I've been a crazy plant lady looking for her next project (Thank you for the green thumb and creative gene Dad). I'm left handed, the middle ratbag of 3 girls and adhd so I’ve always had that extra crazy curious and creative little thing about me. I've tried tons of outlets to express myself over the years - a few of my favs will always be making terrariums, pot plant design, plant care, cooking food, eating food, drawing (mostly just trees), procrastinating, sun catchers and obbvviousslly Macrame. The list goes on. I've always been a big advocate for handmade gifts too! 
 

When I realised how much Macrame helped me with my mental health along with being able to effortlessly focus (which I've always struggled with immensely). I delved deep into this fibre art and seriously couldn't stop.

It felt like more than just a creative project but a real passion that also combined itself perfectly with my plant filled life.

Leading from my own personal journey, I proudly donate $1 for every Public Workshop ticket sold to Black Dog Institute that goes towards mental health research and development.

I'
m 88% clean freak and also a collector (not hoarder, I swear. Maybe a little haha) of antique/vintage/retro collectables, records, ceramics, quirky furniture, plants & books etttccc. You've got to fill in the gaps of everything in life, you know. Especially if it's second hand! I live for a good op shop haul.

 

I love to play my part for this earth and have always been an unconsciously earth conscious human in both life and business. The things that count with Ivy Trove is that I am a plastic free business, I use beautiful 100% recycled cotton cord, I source local and recycled products where possible, propagate my own plants as well as locally source them from wonderful growers, I also donate the left over cord cuttings, cardboard spools and any other creative items to local day care centres & schools to reuse into their arts & crafts. It all adds up!

Come and ignite a new passion, step out of your comfort zone and enjoy a well deserved creative escape! It won't be boring, I promise.

You don't need any experience to learn this craft, just a little bit of patience and an open mind. Any one can do it!


I can't believe you made it all the way down here! Thank yoouuuu. 

Have a fab one & get in touch anytime!

 

Cheers, Hayley X

Oh, and about the name!

Ivy can flourish in almost all environments and on top of its beauty, it is well known for being a hardy plant. You can propagate from the same plant and each time it will grow a unique new colour and pattern, just like us. It is a fascinating plant and - you guessed it - one of my favourites!

A Trove is where you find valuable and delightful things. 

Here at Ivy Trove, you will discover new ways of building confidence, relaxing and of course, learning new creative skills!

Live Creatively, always X

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ivy pothos plant macrame pot hanger

100% recycled cotton

The cords I use during my workshops or for my pieces are 100% recycled cotton. 

Re-recycling donations

The left-over cord cuttings and spools are donated to local day cares & schools to be reused for their arts & crafts.

Locally sourced

Supporting local as much as possible:  pots, plants, wooden rings, driftwood + so much more

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