About this workshop
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. You will 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.
Required skill level
No previous experience required
What do I need to bring?
Snacks, lunch, water bottle, notepad and pen
Comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes
Maximum class size
Maximum capacity 18
What is included
All instruction, tools and materials provided
You will learn
In this workshop, you will learn to weave a string bag using traditional Wadawurrung techniques.
Morning tea/lunch info
Morning tea included
About the instructor
Wadawurrung WeaverMore info