Experience and explore weaving!
In this workshop each participant will make a basket from a starting coil then learning how to start a basket from scratch using raffia. Slow down and gift yourself the time to sit, listen and create with Tegan while learning the basic techniques you need to weave a basket. Weaving has been used for thousands of years for healing. By the end of the workshop you will have a woven basket, a deeper understanding of the wonderful art of weaving and your own creativity.
No experience is needed for this fun weaving experience! All materials will be supplied.
“I want my weaving circles to help break down barriers between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. I hope I can help educate and contribue to a more peaceful world where our children can all walk as one, hand in hand, no matter their skin colour or cultural identity” - Tegan, workshop facilitator, Ngumpie Weaving
For more information about this tutor, please go to Tegan's website: www.ngumpieweaving.com
Tegan is weaving new stories using traditional ways from her ancestors. She is a proud member of the Barkindtji tribe originating from Coomealla, Lake Victoria and the Mungo regions from her mothers ancestors. While also belonging to the Yorta Yorta and Dhudaroah tribes originating from the Shepparton area from my father’s ancestors. “Ngumpie in Barkindtji means ‘Beautiful’ – this is what her Nanna Shirl used to call her. “I use weaving as my healing and medicine, to connect to culture and to share this special craft with the world. I wanted to grow my business to showcase our culture and to make sure this beautiful craft is kept alive”.