A bit about Tjanpi Desert Weavers Workshops at the Alice Springs Beanie Festival
The Alice Springs Beanie Festival is a much loved community event that welcomes visitors from far and wide to come and share their love of making, of beanies, of textiles.
“‘It has grown into a fun event where Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal artists share their culture and exhibit together. The festival is unique because of the incredible amount of community participation and our unique ties with local Aboriginal organisations. The festival’s aims have always been to develop Aboriginal women’s textiles, promote women’s’ culture and the beanie as a regional art form, as well as promote handmade textile arts.” – www.beaniefest.org
Join us at this year’s festival for the unique opportunity to learn basket making skills from the exceptionally talented Tjanpi Desert Weaver artists – these lovely ladies are very excited to be teaching old and new friends Tjanpi weaving techniques.
There will be two workshops – Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June 10am-12pm $55 per person per session.
Tickets are limited to 20 per workshop, so be quick!