3 – 10 July 2022
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Indigenous Weaving Workshop

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Campbelltown ArtHouse
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Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00
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Campbelltown ArtHouse 168 Montacute Rd Rostrevor
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Indigenous Weaving Workshop
Learn weaving techniques under the guidance of local Indigenous artist and Kaurna Woman, Elaine Magias “I am a Kaurna woman, taught this traditional weaving skill by an Elder many years ago. My first entry into a recent art show won the People’s Choice prize. I have been hosting cultural weaving workshops for 5 years. Instructing participants to make baskets, mats, wall earrings and pendants. To learn to weave in my workshops is not limited to weaving alone, I like to provide a fuller cultural experience. I create and support a safe and comfortable environment where when people come together to weave, conversations flow very easily, people are encouraged to ask me cultural questions, including Aboriginal diversity of language, art, cultural practices, food and beliefs. I believe this environment is important in building reconciliation.” In my weaving workshops participants learn a variety of skills, including: • Diversity of natural materials • Preparation of materials • Starting techniques • Secure beginning and ending stitches • Add more materials to increase size • Build a 2-dimensional shape • Tapering off and ending the weave All materials are provided and included in the price.