Shroud Making Workshop : a day of conversation and cloth in Denmark, WA
Join Leith Maddock and Michele Elliot for a contemplative workshop in a supportive space that explores the tradition of shroud-making and opens up conversations around death and dying.
Shrouds have played an important role in caring for the deceased for a very long time. The washing and wrapping of the body is often the last act of care given to a person before they are farewelled.
The day will consist of supported discussion and reflection around end-of-life care, give attention to grief, to celebration and to ‘going-away’ outfits. Working with natural materials, we will guide you through the planning and design of a simple shroud and provide hands-on sewing instruction, embellishments, embroidery and practical tips. Whether you wish to make your own shroud or one for a particular person, this workshop will support you to create a bespoke cloth with intention and care.
Fee includes some materials (threads, needles, pins and tools). Participants to bring their own fabric/cloth.
A comprehensive list of materials will be sent to you closer upon registration.