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Wadawurrung Weaving Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre


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This May, the Rare Trades Centre, CRAFT and the City of Ballarat present Craft Lab 24 celebrating their shared commitment to fostering and sustaining the exemplary craft practices of local and regional artisans.

Throughout Craft Lab 24, the Rare Trades Centre is offering a series of curated experiences with artisans.

Learn traditional string bag weaving techniques with Wadawurrung woman, Tammy Gilson. A string bag is a type of carry bag traditionally made and used by Wadawurrung people.

In this workshop, you will make a string bag or ballang as it is known to Wadawurrung using jute and plant fibre.

Learn techniques including rope-making through hands-on practice under Tammy’s tuition. The finished ballang will be personalised with adornments such as feathers, possum fur, gum nuts and shell.

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18 May
9:30am - 1:00pm

Centre for Rare Arts & Forgotten Trades

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat VIC 3350
$150.00 per person
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