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Wiradjuri Grasslands, Weaving and Tanning Project: 2018 Workshop Series

File_000 (5)This skills development and knowledge sharing project is oriented around Wiradjuri agriculture, use of grasses for weaving, and natural tanning methods of animal hides.

In 2018 this project returns and includes a series of low cost weekend workshops for the Aboriginal community that will build skills while sharing knowledge about Country and the creation of cultural objects.

 

WORKSHOP 1: PLANTING
Saturday 8 + Sunday 9 September | 10am-4pm
@ TWL Property, Muttama

WORKSHOP 2: WEAVING
Saturday 13 + Sunday 14 October | 9am-5pm
@ Brungle Yarning Circle

Sat | 9am-10am          Welcome Ceremony
Sat | 10am-1pm           Coiling: Buttonhole stitch
Sat | 2pm-5pm            Plant identification + harvesting
Sun | 9am-12pm         Coiling: Spiral stitch
Sun | 1pm-4pm           Preparation + storing harvested materials (including some women’s business)

WORKSHOP 3: BARK TANNING
Saturday 20 + Sunday 21 October | 10am-4pm
@ TWL Property, Muttama

WORKSHOP 4: WEAVING
Saturday 3 + Sunday 4 November | 9am-4pm
@ Ashmont Youth Hub, Wagga Wagga

Sat | 9am-12pm          Cordage + looping: Making string
Sat | 1pm-4pm            Plant identification + harvesting
Sun | 9am-12pm         Cordage + looping: Making string dillybags
Sun | 1pm-4pm           Bush food + native plants

WORKSHOP 5: WEAVING
17-18 November | 9am-4pm
@ Ashmont Youth Hub, Wagga Wagga

Sat | 9am-12pm         Twining: Making a cumbungi pouch
Sat | 1pm-4pm           Weaving as Art
Sun | 9am-12pm       Twining: A round start to twining
Sun | 1pm-4pm         Passing Knowledge On

Facilitators include: Harriet Goodall, Natural Capital (Alison Elvin + Owen Whitaker), Aaron Douglas Wales, supported by the Deadly Mentor Group.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

To guarantee a place in the series you must follow this link to book your place.
For more detail please contact Melanie Evans, Project Coordinator, 0487 263 001

A refundable $50 booking fee exists to secure a place. Fee refundable after the final workshop has been held, contingent on attendance.

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW and Local Land Services.

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