Weaving brings Elders and communities together

Dr Lorina Barker ran a weaving workshop at Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle where staff students and Wollotuka Women’s Group came together to learn basic weaving techniques.

A COVID initiative to reduce the isolation of Elders living in regional New South Wales has used weaving to link the communities of Bourke, Armidale and Uralla.

Every Tuesday, between 10am and 1pm, women from three weaving circles connect to Zoom to weave, troubleshoot, share design patterns and, best of all, show and talk about the artefacts they create.


Story courtesy of University of Newcastle

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