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Weaving the Malachi’s Grand Drape – Handmade in the Hall

Sat 24 September at 10:00 am - Sun 9 October at 4:30 pm

Event Description


With a nod to the Malachi’s past use as a wool handler’s warehouse, we are thrilled to welcome Emma Shepherd from Sundance Studio who will be creating a commissioned weaving for the newly dressed stage. During the spring school holiday fortnight, Emma will set up her eight-shaft loom in the foyer and weave her design in 100% wool. Inspired by the wonderful architecture of the theatre, the weaving will be 21 metres of double woven cloth and is designed to create a new hem and valance to complete the green velvet grand drapes. Alongside Emma, a local group of wool spinners led by Lexi Kellam will set up their spinning wheels to make yarn from fleeces donated by local farmer Cress Dawson.

Free entry, 10am – 4.30pm, Saturday 24 September – Sunday 9 October 2022 – clsed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Come and visit the craftspeople working in-situ and learn about the ancient craft of spinning and weaving. See the interiors of the refurbished Hall and find out more about the role of textiles in theatre.


Sat 24 September at 10:00 am
Sun 9 October at 4:30 pm
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the Malachi Gilmore Hall
Call +61 401 262 260 info@malachigilmorehall.com.au
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Malachi Gilmore Hall, Oberon
124 Oberon St
Oberon, NSW 2787 Australia
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Call +61 401 262 260 info@malachigilmorehall.com.au
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