This collective is an extension of the Pomona weaving group that grew from a project called ‘Weave Heal Connected – Weaving with Landcare’ – for furthering the practice of basket weaving with local fibres. It has evolved into a regular gathering of weavers who share their stories and lives while weaving a wide variety of baskets and functional objects, and is facilitated by Rene Bahloo of Weavery. The group meets up every Wednesday in Pomona, to weave in circle together. Beginners are celebrated.
These meet-ups are now changing in structure to enable the sustainability of the group and for regular and growing attendance to evolve. Thus the need for an online presence – a Facebook group page for anyone who can’t attend regularly, and for those who want to share weaving news/ideas/links/opportunities etc. For anyone to ask questions, to share or just to be present. You don’t have to live on the Sunshine Coast either. Just love what we do, and want to be a part of the energy we generate. We’d love you to join us.
Meetups are: Every Wednesday from 10 am till 1 pm. Noosa Landcare’s Rural Futures Centre – at the far end of Pavillion street, Pomona, behind the showgrounds. Under the trees around the back.
Cost: $10 per week for weaving circles (self-help) when René is not facilitating a workshop week.
Every second Wednesday of each month, René Bahloo will be sharing a different weaving technique in workshop format with the group. For NEW members to attend these monthly workshop days (facilitated by Rene Adele Bahloo), the cost is $30, but for regular members these same days cost $10.
Materials are provided, but also bring your own, to contribute. Please bring scissors, secateurs etc. as well as food to share for lunch.
In the first week of the four-week cycle, we will start a project – a workshop with René Bahloo where you will learn a new technique. The following three weeks the group will flow independently, with helping each other as the main directive. In this time you will be able to finish a larger woven vessel. You can join up anytime but the first workshop you share with Rene, will cost $30, $10 thereafter.
These group meet-ups are weaving circles where sharing thoughts and ideas are honoured and prioritised as an opportunity for growth, healing and community connection.
All are welcome at any stage – there is no ‘beginner’ or ‘master’, there is only deepening in connection. Also, we do not exclude anyone based on age, race or gender – we are all equally beautiful!
If you are keen to attend – please message me (Rene) and share this invitation to spread the ripples of love out wide!
Weave in community
Weaving is a practice that stems back to ancient times. Sitting in circle, weavers would spend the day creating beautiful and functional objects, fashioned from the fruits of the earth. More than creating objects, however, was the energy that got shared in circle; a nurturing, healing, expansive and grounding energy that emerged through every conversation, every feeling shared and word of advice given from a space of connective .
Why are weaving circles so awesome?
Weaving circles like Weave Heal Connected with Weavery are not just spaces to come and learn how to weave baskets. They are a place to deepen your connection
• to yourself
• to the natural world.
• to each other
• to the creative energy of the universe
• to your relationship with life
Participating in a weaving circle will help you to:
• Feel connected and grounded as part of a collection of like-minded souls, sitting in circle.
• Learn new skills.
• Feel closer to nature by sitting in stillness and feeling the pulse of the natural world.
• Share deeply and safely in a nurturing, healing environment.
• Contribute to a strong, healthy community.