To celebrate Craft Week, Koskela has teamed up with, Tegan Murdock, aka Ngumpie Weaving, to bring you the opportunity to join us for a virtual weaving workshop! Sydney craft week runs from 9th-18th October and celebrates creativity and the handmade in all its forms! This festival creates the opportunity for the whole community to engage with craft, experience the benefits of making, and purchase local handmade work. Led by the Australian Design Centre, each year has a different theme, and, quite fittingly for the whirlwind that 2020 has been, this year’s theme is Change Makers.
Tegan Murdock is an Aboriginal contemporary weaver from the Barkindtji nation. Through her business, Ngumpie Weaving, Tegan believes that she can use weaving as a tool to help people come together and heal in these challenging times. Despite being a Sydney based festival, we want to open up this opportunity to our entire community!
Craft and the act of making with your hands has been proven to have a positive impact on your mental health. And given the rising rates of anxiety and collective grief as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, what better time to learn a new skill and create something for your home? We invite you to be a change-maker with us, and enjoy coming together (virtually) and getting your creative juices flowing.
- We are running two workshops, with 20 tickets per workshop available
- Thursday 15th October 6.30 pm
- Saturday 17th October at 10.30 am
- The duration of the workshop is 1.5hours
- Price is $65 per person
- Virtual weaving workshop on Zoom. Taught by Ngumpie Weaving
- Receive booking confirmation from HumaniTix. Your weaving kit will be mailed to your home address.
- Koskela will email you with the details for logging into Zoom three days prior to the event.
When booking please provide your home address to ensure that your weaving kit arrives in time for the workshop.
You will be learning how to weave a coil basket, and the weavings kits will include:
Bookings can be made via Humantix. The not-for-profit ticketing platform donates 100 percent of profits to social impact projects. Your booking fee will help fund scholarships for Australian Indigenous students.