SOLD OUT: Traditional Latin American Beading Workshop



WHEN: 2pm - 3.30pm – 6 Feb 2022

COST: $65

WHO: Mami Watta

TICKETS: Book now

Mami Watta Collections is back at 107 in Redfern, where we are hosting a workshop dedicated to sharing an Indigenous Latin-American beading technique using looms and multicoloured miniature glass-beads. There has never been such a crucial time for us to stop, recalibrate and give time to ourselves and our creativity!

We like to hold a sacred place where our sessions feed you with unique cultural insights from millenary cultures from Latin America, combined with technical skills in beading. Our network of beaders is growing around the world as more people take up this unique style of beading and let their imagination run free!

We specialise in rich cultural and educational material where we also provide our students with tools to build emotional resilience, connecting to the present and cherishing creativity.

Price includes materials such a personalised loom, 40 choices of colours, needles and thread. The class is accompanied by tools for mindfulness and awakening our creativity. (All materials are packed in individual zip lock bags and have been sterilised, we follow strict rules in compliance with 107 Projects' instructions for social distancing and Covid-free care).

Our classes use best quality of materials such as Traditional Czech Beads, waxed thread and professional beading needles.

* We will have an assistant as well as the facilitator, two beaders who know from experience how to best support beading students, and of Indigenous LatinAmerican roots.

IrieAna is a mestiza woman born in Colombia of Muisca Indigenous descendence who migrated to Sydney Australia in 2004.

She is a multi-media artist who channels ancestral messages of wellbeing and reconnection through music, beading, ethical trading and designing community art programs. She interprets the Colombian Gaita (Kuisi) flute, has performed to live audiences around Australia in various bands and is currently studying Naturopathy, as she is determined to find natural solutions to modern day health problems. In 2019 Ana made a smooth transition to DJing, bringing her love for Afro Beat, Dance Hall and Electro Cumbia. Irie Ana also runs a successful social enterprise Mami Watta Collections that employs Indigenous artisans across Latin America producing stunning collections of unique and colourful jewellery.