PYT Fairfield worked with Parents Cafe and Fairfield City local Aboriginal Land Council affiliated womens group, Guntawang Inc. to deliver an eight week workshop that teaches traditional Aboriginal weaving techniques to migrant women from Iraq and Syria. The project gives these women the opportunity to connect and engage with their new community. The participants are taught craft skills but also get the chance to meet others, build social networks and learn about Australian culture.
An exhibition of their work was presented at PYT Fairfield at the end of May 2019.
Facilitator Wendy Morgan
Project Partners Guntawang Inc, Parents Cafe
The Weaving project has been supported by Mounties group through ClubGrants.
Image credit: Katy Green Loughrey