Selling Yarns 2

Innovation for sustainability



Cheryl Davison



As a young artist and teacher I felt that there was nothing on the south coast that showed our artistic traditions. It was hard for me to advise students on the art motifs and images that were our own. After a trip to New Zealand, where I saw the women working on their traditional weaving, I decided to research south coast practices. I found out that Lomandra grass was used to make coiled baskets on the east coast by both women and men. That started my interest, and along with other Koori people we took ownership of these practices. The revival of fibre art practice continued on from there.

See also: Abstract of Cheryl Davison's paper:
Fibre art practice on the South Coast of NSW