Finishing the hat


For most people, a major national music festival is an opportunity to listen to some great music festival, watch amazing live artists and catch up with friends.  This was, initially, my plan for the Easter weekend in Canberra, but as I started browsing the National Folk Festival’s website something else caught my eye.

 

The Community arts projects!  I could have a go at weaving, Batik, tye dye, puppet making, wet felting, needle felting, making jewellery.  How would I have time to fit in seeing some concerts, perhaps do some singing of my own and my volunteering spots? Well I’d find a way somehow.

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I am a wee weaver


What should you do if you are only going to a city for one day and then flying out? I had no idea for Vientiane but my cousin Rebecca gave me a good idea – she’d been and spent the day on a textiles course.  I asked her which one, she couldn’t exactly remember but googled and found Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre for Women.  Perfect.  I emailed, booked myself in for a day’s visit and off I went.

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