Mat and Basket Weaving Workshop

Weaving is an age old functional skill to carry food from the garden/bush to the kitchen/ground oven and creating a clean place to sit. For anyone who has walked through the forest collecting reeds, sorting, rubbing strands of bark on your thigh for hours just to make some rope that’s finally ready to weave vessel from so you can lug kilos of bush yams to the kitchen, you’ll come to understand that basket weaving isn’t a solo activity and more than just weaving. All of the other activities surrounding it, provides the perfect activity for women to sit around and chew the fat (pass womanly information on from one generation to another!)

You won’t be put to that much work but you will have the opportunity to walk through some of Victoria’s last remaining old growth forest and harvest a small sample of native grasses, learn to weave and exchange stories. The weave techniques come from various indigenous groups within the Solomon Islands and adapted to the materials available. At the end of the day you will take home a small mat and/or basket.

You won’t be put to that much work but you will have the opportunity to walk through some of Victoria’s last remaining old growth forest and harvest a small sample of native grasses, learn to weave and exchange stories. The weave techniques come from various indigenous groups within the Solomon Islands and adapted to the materials available. At the end of the day you will take home a small mat and/or basket.

Come and sit outside in a quiet, relaxed setting while you make your own masterpiece to take home and watch the sun go down. If you’re lucky you might see our resident wedge tail eagle flying overhead!

People of all ages, sexes, backgrounds and levels of creativeness are welcome. We can cater for small or large groups with a minimum of 4 people and happy to tailor to the group’s needs. Great for children as young as 10, women’s circles and retreat groups.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Saturday 29th February. 1pm – 5.30pm

Adult $110. Concession $100.
Payment required to confirm booking

Please fill out the below Enquiry Form to book, with your preferred date and how many people you would like to book: