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Weaving


Accommodation

Arnhem Weavers & Men's Business Workshops for 2024

With plenty of excitement workshops at Mapuru continue in 2024.  For general information about workshops click this link: "Workshop Information".

17th to 22nd June excluding travel - Mixed women's & men's trip
Six day workshops: Women, collecting dyes and pandanus, then stripping, drying, dyeing and weaving pandanus fibre. Opportunities to spin string and other on-country activites.
Plus Men's business worshop, living off the land, fishing, camping out.
Contact: Dee, E: mapuru@ceres.org.au

30th June to 7th July excluding travel - Women's trip
Eight day workshop collecting dyes and pandanus, then stripping drying, dyeing and weaving pandanus fibre. Opportunities to spin string and other on-country activites.
Contact: Dee, E: mapuru@ceres.org.au

Dates to be decided - Mixed women's & men's trip
Ten day workshops: Women, collecting dyes & pandanus, then stripping, drying, dyeing and weaving the fibre. Opportunities to spin string and other on-country activites.
Plus Men's business worshop, living off the land, fishing, camping out.
Contact: Kate Ridge, E: kate@naturephilosophy.com.au

Conditions for travelling to Mapuru
All participants travelling to Mapuru need permits issued by the Northern Land Council.

Mapuru workshop coordinators also offer workshops at another times for the activities noted below. For enquiries please email;

john.greatorex@yirralka.nt.edu.au

  • Pandanus weaving; including pandanus collection, preparation, dyeing and weaving.
  • String making (using Banyan and Brachychiton barks) for bags and nets.
  • Bush medicines.
  • Harvesting of yams, fruits, shellfish, fish (seasonal).
  • Preparation and production of cycad bread, (requires two weeks). (This is a unique opportunity to learn and be involved in this annual activity, September through to November.)
  • Shelter construction.
  • Living on country.

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