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Weaving Bridges Project LAUNCH!

How absolutely gorgeous, and fantastic is was to see the Whales on the Beach front at Queenscliff Life Saving Club! With the blue skies and shining ocean, it could not have been more perfect! 

The Husband and all three children were so proud, helping to set up the whales, quickly weave and stitch the last few circles of love together, and then we listened to the ceremony.

We had a beautiful ceremony, lead by the deputy councillors, Adele Heasman and Sue Heinz. Susan Moylan-Coomba spoke about the importance of the recognition of the land, and this festival. Music has was mezmerizing by Koby and Cory, and Uncle Bob representing and Aboriginal Story telling. Robynne Millward started to talk about all of the community coming together to complete this project, unfortunately we had to leave… 

The communtiy coming together, the Blessings and the FUN that we have had, have made this project an experience that I know the children will never forget! We cannot wait for the next one! 

Thank you Manly Council and the Guringai Festival!

 We will not be conducting The YuuMii WorkShop for Term 3.
Hope you will join us Term 4 - Art in the Park!
Right now it looks like we will roam, Northern Beaches Parks. No solid day chosen yet. Will also post on SHEN - More details to come!
Please contact us if you are interested in joining in on the fun - Drop in $15/Child

 We will not be conducting The YuuMii WorkShop for Term 3.

Hope you will join us Term 4 - Art in the Park!

Right now it looks like we will roam, Northern Beaches Parks. No solid day chosen yet. Will also post on SHEN - More details to come!

Please contact us if you are interested in joining in on the fun - Drop in $15/Child

Aboriginal blessings ceremony for #weavingbridgesproject #YuuMii #wellnessforall (at Queenscliff Beach)

Aboriginal blessings ceremony for #weavingbridgesproject #YuuMii #wellnessforall (at Queenscliff Beach)

Weaving Bridges Project : Final week!

As a Home Ed family we have started looking for long running community projects. I cannot recommend it more! What an incredible experience. We covered a majority of the outcomes for HSIE without even trying. More than that, the deep connection to community and history that our children now have is just not something you can teach. It’s all experience.

We did it! They look GORGEOUS!
Come check it out for yourself!

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow at Queenscliff Beach, outside the Surf Club as weather is so good, at 9.45am for 10.00am start of ceremony.

Hitting the Curriculum the hard way! 

We heading out to the Sydney Harbour Reserve ( Our old stomping grounds) to investigate and discover the Aboriginal history there. Our favourite beach, Reef Beach was used by them as a fishing and a “Midden”. Tons of shells on the beach from feasts had there long ago. 

Glorious way to discover some of our HSIE!

Weaving Bridges Project: Final Days!

This is the last week, and I know we will miss all of the incredible women that have made this happen! Set up and then the launch! Stay tuned!

YuuMii Workshop 5 + 6 : Symmetrical stencil making and Silk Screening

It’s been an incredibly busy couple of weeks!

Lessons 5 : Vase Stencil & Silk Screening 

Stage 1 focused on Vase Printing, using symmetrical design and patterns to create post cards and T-Shirt Prints. We cut out our symmetrical shapes, traced, added detail and then traced this onto our make-shift Silk screens (embroidery hoops with silk) with Modge Podge on the areas that we did not want the paint to transfer onto.

Stage 2 did the same with their Crest designs.

The following week we used our dry screens to transfer the designs onto fabric and paper!

The children will add flowers, hand drawn to the prints.

They REALLY enjoyed this activity - I had to help quite a bit with painting the screens to make them crisp. I think that the next time we will actually silk screen properly. I had tried it with this method as i thought it would help the children better understand the printing process in a faster way. However, I do think that they are patient enough to work towards a better, longer lasting end result. 

Our family will use our screens to make presents for all the new babies in our lives! Looking forward to posting those images soon!