Weʼre raising £2,826 to help fund a Pandanus Basket-Weaving Course with Aboriginal Weaver Anita Nayinggul of the Manilikarr Clan, in OZ for UK Weaver, Tracey-Lee!
- Darwin NT, Australia
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In 2019, I am heading to Australia, to West Arnhem to learn Pandanus Basket Weaving with Aboriginal Weaver, Anita Nayinggul of the Manilikarr Clan.
If you have been following my work, you will know this has been a vision and dream of mine for several years since returning to the UK, to continue my weaving training with Indigenous Cultures in order to keep these beautiful crafts intact for future generations.
I am trying to raise £2826, using my Justgiving page, DIY publishing and selling small signed poetry books, publishing and selling a creative workbook called 'Manifest your Wildest Dreams' via Lulu.com, holding an online Art Auction, selling my baskets which include a personalised letter and looking for funding or sponsorship through organisation or a benefactor.
The costs I need to cover are flights (£1455), contribution to the Manilikarr Clan and organisers (£1211) and the visa (£160).
Weaving is a women's only activity in these parts, so I am excited to be immersed in this feminine ritual. I will be learning to gather raw Pandanus with the Manilikarr Clan. Other activities include using natural dyes, stripping and dying the Pandanus and working on a unique weaving project guided by Anita. It is a huge honour to be able to attend this and I would appreciate any support. Furthermore, I look forward to sharing these skills with my community, expanding local weaving skills and supporting the Aboriginal culture and their incredible arts.
I am in conversation with the Djabulugku Association about sharing Coco Palm Weaving with the Aboriginal Weavers, as Coco Palm grows up that end of Australia.
Since returning from Ecuador, I have had this vision of sharing Coco Palm Weaving with other communities and to continue gaining the wisdom Indigenous cultures share through their crafts. One of my main objectives with my work is to keep these valuable traditions and stories intact for future generations and I would like to share what I learn with communities around the UK or globally too.
How can you support?
- Spare a few pennies, cents, pounds, or dollars (all currencies accepted); and donate on this page.
- Buy Poems for pounds, visit www.pachamamacrafts.com/poetry for more info.
- Buy a Coco Palm frond basket, woven by me in Ecuador, with a personalised letter. Baskets are £20.
- Pre-order or buy my Manifesting your Dreams Booklet, more info coming soon.
- Make a bid for one of the art pieces in my Art Auction, more info coming soon.
- Donate a piece of your own art to be auctioned off, email me for further info.
- Positive thoughts, prayers and blessings are a great help too.
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Jun 19, 2018
Sounds amazing! Follow your dreams!
Jun 19, 2018
Without dreams there would be no universe, without the universe there would be no dreamers.
May 30, 2018
May the force be with you!
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Darwin NT, Australia
Hi, my name is Tracey-Lee Scully, you could say I’m a Basket Weaver, but a more apt description would be a Dreamweaver… I run Pachamama Handmade Crafts, a venture I started after a 3-year apprenticeship with Ecuadorian Master Coco Palm Weaver, Manuel Rodriguez of Purahoja Crafts.