May Weaving Workshop
Simple Loom Weaving with Tania Rossi

May Weaving Workshop
Simple Loom Weaving with Tania Rossi

Event status:
Coming soon
Program type:
Creative workshop
Saturday, 25 May 2024
11am - 3pm
240 mins

Birrarung Building, Fed Square, Narrm



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May Weaving Workshop<br>Simple Loom Weaving with Tania Rossi

Join us for our May weaving workshop as part of our monthly explorations into First Peoples weaving.  This month, Tania Rossi (Yorta Yorta, Wiradjuri), will be introducing us to a form of loom weaving to make a dance belt or narrow band of weaving.  Using a simple loom made of repurposed timber and nails we will experiment with different materials, such as jute and raffia, to create our warp and weft.

  • All tools and materials supplied.
  • Light catering provided.
  • Free but bookings required.  
  • This is a workshop suitable for adults and kids 8+
  • All kids must be supervised and assisted by an adult.
  • Fine motor-skills required.

Tania is a proud Yorta Yorta/Wiradjuri woman who has been raised by a very strong lineage of Aboriginal women who have pathed her way to where she is today. Tania is very passionate about correcting the misconceptions of her people and their history through education. She is very passionate about correcting the wrongs that society believe by sharing her experiences of growing up as an Aboriginal child in the 80’s and 90’s, then heading into the workplace in the 90’s and how society perceived Aboriginal people to be. Tania always abides by her great grandmothers words “it doesn’t matter if you are black, white or brindle, always treat people how you wish to be treated”.

Tania Rossi. Photo: Joshua San, 2024

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 27 May to 3 June

The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

We acknowledge the generous support of our public programming partners: Viva Energy Australia, Krystyna Campbell-Pretty and Family, and The Orloff Family Charitable Trust.

Belt weaving technique, photo and craft by Tania Rossi, 2024