Weaving and Making Colour – Workshop Day 2

Wow, what a radiant day we had today.

A cool start to the day so we headed indoors to start our day’s weaving. (its a lot colder down here in Melbourne than it is at Mapuru – at any time of the year!) So, a cosy start indoors was a good way to get everyone settled in and started on their baskets.

In the afternoon we headed outside to prepare colour for dying the pandanus over the fire pit. The Mapuru women had collected natural dyes before coming down to Melbourne so they could demonstrate how it is done. Everyone was gladly getting their hands dirty and helping with the preparation of roots, bulbs and leaves for dying.

The sun came out in the after lunch and we spent a glorious afternoon in the sunshine under the trees, pandanus gently blowing in the wind, all with the glowing sunlit colour of yellows, reds and purple. DSCF0775DSCF0845DSCF0849DSCF1045

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