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Learning Textile Design With Women From Arnhem Land

Sally Tabart
29th August, 2018

The Bábbarra Women’s Group share the skills and knowledge of fabric design and linocut pressing in a special one-day workshop.

As part of the ground-breaking Blak Design Matters exhibition, Koorie Heritage Trust welcomes the Bábbarra Women’s Group from Arnhem Land for a very special one-day lino printing fabric workshop.

In this hands-on workshop, the Bábbarra women will demonstrate the process of hand-printing designs on fabric using a linocut pressing technique, where participants will leave with their very own design and print on a tote bag, tea towel, cushion cover or length of fabric!

Based in Arnhem Land, the Bábbarra Women’s Centre is led by women, for women, with a long history of making positive social impacts. Operating as an op-shop, a community laundromat and a textile-design space, the Centre offers support to women’s centres on remote homeland outstations in the region.

‘Working creatively at Bábbarra is a way for us to achieve financial independence, for our community and the next generations,’ a representative from Bábbarra Designs explains of the community enterprise. From their textile workshop space the women design and hand-print textiles that are sold both locally and internationally. Each unique piece tells the ancestral stories of their Arnhem Land country and cultures.

Secure your spot for the Bábbarra Design fabric-printing workshop here!

Fabric Printing with Bábbarra Design 

Saturday, September 8th, 11am-4pm 
All materials supplied. Tea, coffee and light refreshments provided.

Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square
Melbourne, Victoria 

Sally Tabart
29th August, 2018

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