Traditional Weaving Workshop

Learn and Practice the art of weaving with our dedicated and knowledgable team

2 hours Killalea Regional Park Aboriginal Cultural Education

Experience the rich culture of Aboriginal weaving in a 2 hour workshop. Learn traditional techniques, cultural significance, and create your own unique piece for you to take home.

Suitable for all skill levels. Please note, Killalea Regional Park is accessible for those with wheelchairs, mobility scooters and prams, however areas are grassy/gravel and uneven.

Maximum Participants: 10

Location: The Farm Kiosk, Killalea Regional Park

This workshop starts with an introduction to the history and significance of weaving in Aboriginal culture. This includes the traditional techniques, materials used, and the cultural significance of weaving in storytelling, cultural practices, and daily life.

This workshop aims to provide participants with a hands-on experience of traditional Aboriginal weaving, while also fostering an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal culture, art, and traditions.

This workshop will operate at a maximum of 10 participants.

Participants are provided with materials and tools to practice weaving themselves. The instructor provides guidance and assistance as needed, helping participants to create their own small woven piece, such as a coaster, bracelet, or small basket.

Demonstration of Techniques: The instructor demonstrates basic weaving techniques, such as starting a weave, creating different patterns, and finishing a weave. Participants observe and learn the techniques through demonstration and explanation.

Storytelling and Cultural Context: Throughout the workshop, the instructor may share stories, songs, or cultural practices related to weaving. This helps to deepen participants’ understanding of the cultural significance of weaving in Aboriginal culture.

Reflection and Discussion: Towards the end of the workshop, there may be a reflection session where participants can share their experiences, ask questions, and discuss the cultural aspects of what they have learned.

Your Gumaraa guide will meet you at The Farm Kiosk, at Killalea Regional Park, SHELL COVE, 2529. Please arrive 10 mins prior to start time.

Water bottle, sunscreen, and hat are recommended for sun protection.

Cancellation Policy:

Thank you for choosing our services. We understand that plans can change unexpectedly, and we strive to accommodate our customers as best as we can. However, in order to maintain the efficiency and sustainability of our operations, we have established the following cancellation policy:

1. Refund: If attendee cancels within 24 hours prior to workshop/program held date, refund will not be given, only change of date pending availability. Attendee must cancel prior to the 24 hour timeframe to receive full refund. In the event Gumaraa cancels due to minimum participants not being met, a full refund will be given, or change of date offered pending availability.

2. Change of Date: We understand that circumstances may arise which require a change of date for your booking. We allow one (1) change of date per booking, subject to availability. The change of date must be requested at least 10 days prior to the original booking date. Any changes requested within 10 days of the original booking date will not be accommodated.

3. Availability: The change of date is subject to availability. We cannot guarantee the availability of alternative dates, especially during peak periods. We recommend contacting us as soon as possible to request a change of date.

4. Additional Charges: Any changes made to the booking, including a change of date, may be subject to additional charges. These charges will be communicated to you by our customer service team once the change of date is confirmed.

5. Non-Transferable: Bookings are non-transferable to another individual or entity. The person who made the original booking must be the one requesting the change of date.

6. Force Majeure: In the event of unforeseen circumstances or force majeure, such as natural disasters, strikes, or government-imposed restrictions, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule bookings at our discretion. In such cases, we will make every effort to notify affected customers as soon as possible.

We appreciate your understanding of our cancellation policy. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team.