Woven fence at Wentworth Falls Public

Students from Wentworth Falls Public learnt the art of weaving recently, and the result is an impressive woven fence in the school gardens.

Taught by sisters Carolyn Dance and Jillian Culey from Branching Out at Hazelbrook, it took a week of work to build the 1m high fence.

“It make the front of the school look so beautiful and welcoming,” said the school’s head of gardens and grounds, Naumi Hogan.

“It should last five years.”

She said the students really enjoyed the experience.

“It’s simple, easy and satisfying. It comes second nature to human beings to weave stuff. Tactile hand traditions don’t go out of style.” 

Woven balls to hang from trees and a woven teepee-like cubbyhouse were also created.

Using reeds, the students were taught to make rope, which they turned into bracelets to take home . 

The school are now gearing up for their annual Artfest fundraiser. To be held November 10-12, there will be a variety of local art on display, including weaving workshops run by Branching Out and cartooning and illustrating workshops with Tohby Riddle.