Weave in Wool: Wall Hanging at Collingwood Yards

Sat 15th May, 2021
2:00pm – 5:00pm
The Social Studio, Collingwood Yards
Unit 101/30 Perry Street, Collingwood, VIC, 3066
Price: $120 - $140
Learn the traditional art of Somalian weaving and sewing – no experience necessary.

Heide are partnering with The Social Studio at Collingwood Yards to present a weaving workshop led by textile artist and weaver Muhubo Sulieman.

Muhubo is a self-taught weaver who grew up in Somalia, where she learned a variety of cultural weaving and sewing skills from an early age. Muhubo specialises in handmade traditional rugs, bags and wall decorations that showcase her traditional Somali craft and cultural heritage.

Recent events have put an Australian spin on her work. Somalia is currently experiencing a decade-long drought, which has greatly impacted the availability of customary materials. It’s seen Muhubo experiment with indigenous Australian grasses and plants to continue her environmentally sustainable and environmentally conscious practice.

In this afternoon workshop at The Social Studio, Muhubo will teach participants how to create a wall hanging of brightly coloured wool using traditional Somali weaving techniques.

Admission, workshop, materials and a glass of wine are included. No prior weaving experience necessary.

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