Priscilla and Sarah have used the traditional medicine plant eurah, to dye the twine for the adornments. “The idea to dye it came stories told to me by my mum. My mum and her sisters would gather the eurah and they would dye their clothes with it when they wanted pretty colours. I really loved that we were able to work with our medicine plant to bring the spirit and element of wellness into the adornments.”
The eurah plant is part of a much larger history for Priscilla and Sarah, “It’s an unbroken knowledge from our family and culture.” Says Sarah who began learning to weave through the creative women in her family as a teenager.
“I’ve been very fortunate to learn a lot from my family. Mum’s always been a creative and an artist, and I’ve always been around that artistic presence, whether sitting at art stalls or being at home and creating art."