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Weaving Warmth and Compassion

The Northern Rivers community is well known for its creativity, resilience, compassion and a strong commitment to sustainability and the natural environment.

Encapturing all of these values and qualities, a collaboration of local weavers, made up of Weaving Connections, Mo and Patchey, have recently held several free community workshops teaching a braided rug technique. A need was voiced by local community members to create rugs for flood affected in the lead up to winter, using donated preloved fabrics from bedding and clothing. The idea was jumped on by the local weavers as an opportunity to help the flood affected and redirect landfill at the same time.

“The idea of the workshops is to create a ripple effect, teaching the technique to participants who can then teach others, spreading the love far and wide”, said Kim Tait of Weaving Connections.

With the help of Resilient LismoreGood Evans Art StudioLennox Arts Board and Summerland Credit Union, workshops were held in Lismore, Evans Head and Lennox Head.

Further workshops are being held fortnightly at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens, check the Weaving Connections Facebook page for more details. 

To enquire about workshops in Wardell, Woodburn, Coraki and Ballina, contact Mo at [email protected].

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