Join us in learning how to hand weave your own bag under the trees! Gather in the Forest to learn the skills in how to create these beautiful handwoven bags for yourself
What is a bag? What is its purpose?
Most might say it is to carry items that are needed, important to us, wherever we go. The relationship you have with you already carry might be based on its sentiment to you, its aesthetics, its value, or worth.
In this workshop, we guide each person in creating their own bag, strung and woven together with your bare hands.
Transforming a ball of string into a carrier to hold what is dear to you.
The story of the first bag I ever wove came from a typhoon. I had just had the privilege of being guided in weaving together my first medicine drum. Finding myself stuck inside with this new and sacred drum, I realised I had no way to carry it. Using materials I found laying at home, I began weaving. I let my hands take over, and 6 hours later with the wind howling outside, I completed my very first bag.
It was in no way perfect. There were imbalances, one side was slightly different to the other, I did some of the knots wrong.
But I loved it.
I poured myself into the creation of this bag, and it served its purpose beautifully. As a home and carrier of my new drum. I was so proud.
Yes, you will leave this workshop with a bag you will have woven with your own hands, but you’ll be leaving with a lot more than just a bag. You’ll be leaving with a sacred item that will mean so much more to you because you set an intention to create it, you will cherish, and care for it because of the time, effort and dedication it took to create it. You will see its worth, past its monetary value, but its meaning to you. And everytime you hold the bag, you’ll carry in it a sense of empowerment and beauty instilled in your resourcefulness.
Do you have to have a drum to join this workshop?
Absolutely not – these bags can be made with an intention for carrying whatever you like!
Connecting with and honouring the Earth that offers up all the materials our bag has been created from, we will be holding this workshop in the Forest, where we will weave our bags that will hang from the branches of trees.
The Forest we will be visiting is a few short minutes away from an MTR station and does not require a long walk or hike to reach.
You will be taught the skills, knots and offered unlimited support and guidance in the weaving of your bag. Depending on the size of your bag, the workshop could take anywhere between 3 – 5 hours.
We will rest for a break in having lunch, and a wild tea ceremony at mid-day.
All materials, string and bamboo bag handles will be provided for.
All participants should bring a packed lunch and we invite a sharing platter style lunch where each person brings a dish to contribute to the pot luck style outdoor dining!