Gai-mariagal Festival 2024

A Celebration of the Oldest Living Culture on the Planet
26th May to 14th July 2024

Gai-mariagal Festival 2024 - Northern Sydney Region - Weaving Stories Workshops - Manly

Saturday 1 June  |  Saturday 22 June  |  Friday 12 July 
10:00am to 12:00pm

Weaving Stories Workshops - Manly

The 2024 Weaving Stories workshops offer a unique opportunity to engage with local Aboriginal knowledge holders and a traditional master weaver and explore your own creativity. During the workshops you will hear captivating stories shared by Aboriginal knowledge holders while learning traditional weaving techniques. Whether you are a seasoned artist or novice, these workshops provide a welcoming space to learn, create, and celebrate First Nations culture and heritage.

Leading the workshops is Senior Knowledge Holder, Caroline Glass-Pattison who is a proud Wiradjuri, Dungutti woman, residing in Gai-mariagal Country for over three decades.
Master Weaver Karleen Green is a Bunjalung, Munjalau and Kgari woman who is currently living on Gadigal Country. Karleen has been leading weaving workshops using natural fibres and traditional techniques for more than thirty years. Together they bring you the Weaving Stories 'Keep the Flame Alive' workshops for 2024.

Please note that for the Saturday work shops, Manly Library opens at 10am. Caroline, Karleen and the Northern Beaches Council team will be waiting for you in the Creative Library. Please take the lift or the stairs to Level 1. Below are the dates for the upcoming workshops. Though the workshops are free to attend, bookings are essential.

Saturday 1 June 10am - 12pm
Saturday 22 June 10am - 12pm
Friday 12 July 10am - 12pm

  • Event cost:  Free

Event Location - The Creative Library

Weaving Stories Workshops - Manly - Contacts


Event enquiries email

1300 434 434

Event enquiries phone number.


The Creative Library, Level 1, Manly Library, 1 Market Lane, Manly


Arts and Culture Development Officer

We acknowledge the original custodians of the land, the Gai-mariagal clans of the Northern Sydney Region.  We pay our respects to the Elders past and present.