The Tweed River Festival is being celebrated this Saturday in my local town, Murwillumbah. The theme for this year's festival is "Birds of the Tweed Shire".
Christy Mcleod from Creative Village invited me to help create an activity on the day. Anne Stadler, a master weaver, will be joining us.
Visitors will be able to make birds with paperbark and string. Make cordage from the trunk of the banana and there will be a giant nest for the children (of all ages) to play with. There will also be lots of food, music and other activities to enjoy, including a lantern parade just after dark.
1. Banana plant with a good bunch. 2. Harvested and stripped banana drying in the sun. 3. Dried banana strips ready for use.
I've been busy preparing and collating materials. Making birds and fruitbats and the giant nest is taking shape. It's predominantly made from, you guessed it........ banana!
Come and join us