Pandanus Weaving Workshops

We are delighted to host interactive weaving workshops taught by First Nations experts from Top End remote communities.

The next workshop will be in June – date TBA.

NB: During dry season we will be changing workshops to Sundays.

Introduction to Pandanus Stripping and Weaving

  • Duration: 4 hrs
  • Starts: 10.30 am (sharp)
  • Lunch: 12.30
  • Finishes: 2.30-2.45 pm
  • Songlines closes at 3 pm
  • Cost: $149 per person + booking fee

We start by learning the technique for stripping fresh (prickly) Pandanus fronds. There is plenty of Pandanus provided which is just as well, it’s not as easy as it looks. Learning to strip the fibre is an interesting challenge and builds appreciation for the work and skill involved in a finished basket or mat!

Don’t worry if you can’t master that in a hurry, after an hour or so we provide pre-prepared fibre so the weaving can start. Everything is hands-on. We will also explain basic coiling techniques, handling dry Pandanus and the amazing colour palettes that are created from locally sourced natural dyes.

Songlines is open from 10 am (workshop starts 10.30 am sharp) and you are welcome to come in before the workshop for a complimentary tea/coffee and chat.

Feedback

This has been extremely popular with rave reviews from participants.

“Best ever! Thank you beautiful ladies x” Cazza

“Fabulous workshop!, thank you Songlines Arts, look forward to the next one! 👏🏻🥰” Carmel

“A wonderful experience” Jacinta

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