In our small, rural town of Cowaramup, a group of like-minded women came together to develop something new and inspiring for their community. They realised craft could be the key to connection within their community where women can support one another, whilst crafting, in a safe space.
Whilst this concept was born in 2016, where it began as an informal gathering at a small property in Curtis Street, it has developed and matured over time. As more people became interested in joining, the concept developed and Woven became a formal venture in early 2020 where it was incorporated as a non-profit organisation.
While we work on acquiring our own premises, the Cowaramup District Social Club (CDSC) will be our main venue for Woven sessions. The club is hugely supportive of our initiative, and of the women of our town. We hope with our Woven events and energy we can help to grow this already amazing community hub!
According to club's regulations, if you attend more than 3 sessions at the club, you will need to become a member.
For more information on CDSC membership:
Lions Club of Cowaramup
Thanks to the generous seed funding from the Lions Club of Cowaramup, the Woven initiative has been able to take flight. We are extremely grateful for the presence of the Lions Club in our local community. They are a significant contributor to many of Cowaramups attractions and make Cowaramup a town we are proud to be a part of.
The Augusta Margaret River Shire has generously gifted Woven significant funding for non-disposable resources and funds to help promote local artists and community connection.
Meet The Committee
I'm an amateur artist, but will give any medium a crack! Crafternoons light my fire, as do small town vibes and belly laughs with other women. Pretty sure these things are supposed to go together and I'm pretty sure I was born to be part of this movement.
Always the level headed one, Shelley grounds the group, harnessing excitement and passion to be delivered in creative ways.
A lover of textiles, photography and all things hand made. I cherish those small moments of creativity spent in my studio, nurturing my spirit and wellbeing. My background is in textiles, screen printing, working on community art collaborations and eco clothing production.
All in the name of Good Governance. Drawing from her experience in State and Local Government, Michelle brings her organisational skills balanced with flourishes of weaving, crochet, pottery, sculpture, beading, jewellery making and textiles...... she likes to CRAFT!!!
An avid socialite (prior to 9pm) and a craft enthusiastic, Nicky couldn’t help but join the Woven committee after playing the music at the launch party in 2020. Since then, she has taken on the role of Treasurer and likes to make sure we dot out t’s and cross our i’s (her words). When Nicky isn’t reconciling figures on Xero, she spends her time trying to grow tomatoes from one of her three pot plants, speculating about macro-economics, studying psychology, and taking care of her three young children.
I think that sometimes, along life’s way, the happiness and contentment gained by using our hands to construct and create is lost.
Crafting gives this back to us.
I love to connect and to create, and believe life is always better when I have a creative project happening, whether it is painting, crochet, macramé or just having a go at something new.
Fascinated by nature which inspires my creative pursuits of botanical hand embroidery and dress making. I am an environmental scientist that fully believes in integrating art to bring science some heart. With a love of community projects and a background in education, community engagement is a passion.
Happiest hiking the trails, I'm a nature lover and hill-seeker. I thrive on seeing local citizens create positive change, activate spaces and form connections through community movements. With a background in project coordination in the not-for-profit sector, I love supporting good people doing good things.
A bit of a jill of all trades, while I may not have mastered much in this lifetime (yet?) I love diversity and learning so it works for me... I value family, friends and community (and having fun!). My happy place is in the ocean but I will take nature however it comes and on a daily basis, it is my soul food... Being a part of woven and being able to hold space for connection through creativity and wellness makes my heart sing!