BARE Weaving Workshops birthed from Kate Rydge and Ingrid Riverstone’s passion to share basket weaving skills with local women on the North Coast of NSW.
Both Kate and Ingrid have been mentored and deeply inspired by Yolngu Master Weavers in Arnhem Land for over 12 years.
BARE Weaving Workshops are offered regularly through out the year. At times with the joy of hosting and teaching alongside Kate & Ingrid’s adopted Yolngu family.
Kate and Ingrid are passionate about deeply connecting their workshop participants to the ancient tradition of women’s weaving.
Kate and Ingrid have spent the last 10 years translating their love of traditional weaving techniques to the plants of the East Coast, NSW. They have made many unique East Coast discoveries with natural dyes and native plants. These unique workshops will share with you this local weaving wisdom.
Kate and Ingrid’s weaving has long been inspired by their close family connections to Master Weavers of the Yolngu tradition. Both weavers were adopted into families in North-East Arnhem Land 10 years ago and regularly visit their families in the Northern Territory. If you would like to know more about joining Kate on one of her family visits click HERE for more information.
BARE Weavers, Kate and Ingrid, often support weaving in NSW by acting as a cultural bridge between the Yolngu tradition of Master Weavers and both NSW indigenous and non-indigenous community groups. We welcome inquiries from community groups who are interested in sharing and growing traditional weaving skills in their area.