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Handcraft courses available in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby

Release your creativity by exploring the exciting and wide-ranging world of handcrafts.

Learn something new with an introduction to a craft, or develop your artistic skills through one of our engaging short courses or workshops.

From fabric to clay, metal to mosaic, try your hand at an array of handcrafts with Byron Community College.

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Macrame For Beginners

Macrame For Beginners

Macrame is a satisfying, versatile hobby that has recently made a huge comeback! In this fun and friendly workshop River will share her tips and tricks as we start with basic knots then progress to more complex patterns to create a beautiful wall hanging. Once learnt, these skills will give you the freedom to carry on and create your own gorgeous designs at home. What to bring Scissors A stick to use in your creation – this can be some driftwood from the beach or a stick from your... [More]
$115 Limited inc GST / $104
Macrame For Beginners

<p>Macrame is a satisfying, versatile hobby that has recently made a huge comeback! In this fun and friendly workshop River will share her tips and tricks as we start with basic knots then progress

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

DIY Tricks Of The Trade

DIY Tricks Of The Trade

Want to learn a few tricks of the trade? Want to feel confident fixing to plasterboard, concrete, brick or concealed timber framing? Want to know how to mount a shelf, hang a pot planter, re-seal that benchtop or patch that hole? Get hands-on experience with a range of tools and scenarios to help you feel at home to tackle all those tradie jobs on your own! What to bring Safety glasses and ear protection if possible Enclosed shoes Own refreshments Feedback from Past Students “Lots... [More]
$140 Limited inc GST / $126
DIY Tricks Of The Trade

<p>Want to learn a few tricks of the trade? Want to feel confident fixing to plasterboard, concrete, brick or concealed timber framing? Want to know how to mount a shelf, hang a pot planter, re-seal

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Build Pallet Furniture

Build Pallet Furniture

Shelve that trip to Ikea and join this interactive and supportive pallet furniture-making workshop series. You will be guided through the safe use of a range of tools and will work collaboratively to build you own pallet furniture items that are easily transportable, well-crafted and sustainable. This course will exclusively use non-toxic pallets and paints. You will learn a great range of diverse DIY skills you can apply to any home carpentry project, including natural finishes.... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to routine visual and graphic texts (FSKRDG08)
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)
  • Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks (FSKLRG05)
Build Pallet Furniture

<p>Shelve that trip to Ikea and join this interactive and supportive pallet furniture-making workshop series. You will be guided through the safe use of a range of tools and will work collaboratively

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Silversmithing Introduction

Silversmithing Introduction

In this course you will complete three or more pieces of jewellery. You will learn to design and size your own special ring, a linked chain bracelet and a solid multi-component cuff bangle. Skills taught include sawing, filing, sanding, polishing, annealing and soldering precious metal. The course sets you on a path to explore precious metal as a Fine Art and is a rewarding hobby. What to bring Pencil, paper and scissors $70 to tutor at first class for materials Wear closed-in... [More]
$244 Limited inc GST / $220
Silversmithing Introduction

<p>In this course you will complete three or more pieces of jewellery. You will learn to design and size your own special ring, a linked chain bracelet and a solid multi-component cuff bangle. Skills

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Sewing For Beginners

Sewing For Beginners

For the complete beginner to gain confidence and learn all the sewing basics e.g. patterns, cutting, machines and overlockers. Make a simple garment in a fun, stimulating and creative environment. You will need to phone the tutor on enrolment to discuss pattern and material choice. Additional materials $5. What to bring Pens, pencils L-shaped ruler if you have one Pins, paper, scissors A 4 display folder(20 page) Fabric scissors and paper scissors Dressmakers pins Tailors chalk... [More]
$229 Limited inc GST / $206
Sewing For Beginners

<p>For the complete beginner to gain confidence and learn all the sewing basics e.g. patterns, cutting, machines and overlockers. Make a simple garment in a fun, stimulating and creative environment.

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Pattern Making for Beginners

Pattern Making for Beginners

This course is designed so that you will understand how to take measurements, apply them to a BODY BLOCK, then use this information for pattern alterations and to create better fitting clothes. We will also explore how to copy and make a pattern from an existing garment. This is a great course for those wanting to learn the basics. What to bring Pen, pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener, 20 page display folder, Tape measure, L square and/or French curve (metric) Pattern making paper... [More]
$199 Limited inc GST / $179
Pattern Making for Beginners

<p>This course is designed so that you will understand how to take measurements, apply them to a BODY BLOCK, then use this information for pattern alterations and to create better fitting clothes. We

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Crochet For Beginners

Crochet For Beginners

Learn how to use basic crochet stitches and different textured yarns to create a beautiful scarf and another simple garment of your choice to take home. You will learn basic crochet techniques, how to shape a garment and explore with different kinds of wool. Crochet is meditative, relaxing and lots of fun. When you get hooked you can’t stop. Come along and be creative. What to bring A few balls of wool (3-4, not too thin) Matching crochet hook A plate of food to share for lunch... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Crochet For Beginners

<p>Learn how to use basic crochet stitches and different textured yarns to create a beautiful scarf and another simple garment of your choice to take home. You will learn basic crochet techniques, how

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Leadlighting For Beginners

Leadlighting For Beginners

Come and indulge yourself in the incredible beauty that is stained glass. Perhaps you would like to convert a plain window, or make a feature out of that dull door. Learn the traditional techniques of leadlighting and create your own exquisite panel to take home. Additional materials $55. What to bring Writing materials Wear old clothes and covered shoes $55 fee for the tutor for materials Feedback from Past Students “Heathers method is to learn by experience. She guides you into... [More]
$199 Limited inc GST / $179
Leadlighting For Beginners

<p>Come and indulge yourself in the incredible beauty that is stained glass. Perhaps you would like to convert a plain window, or make a feature out of that dull door. Learn the traditional techniques

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Screen Printing

Screen Printing

Discover the joy of designing and printing your own images onto fabric, paper or timber in this weekend workshop suitable for beginners, or the more experienced artist. All processes of screen-printing will be covered, including the art of photo-emulsion application, stripping your screen, and printing with solvent-free inks onto your choice of materials: from t-shirts and textiles to paper and plywood. The weekend will give you plenty of time to get your design photographically... [More]
$180 Limited inc GST / $162
Screen Printing

<p>Discover the joy of designing and printing your own images onto fabric, paper or timber in this weekend workshop suitable for beginners, or the more experienced artist. All processes of

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Pottery Introduction

Pottery Introduction

This course will provide you with the opportunity to learn basic techniques in handbuilding and wheel work. Both of these creative processes are beautiful and quite different in nature. You will have a “taste” of both worlds and finish your own handmade pieces. Additional materials $70 plus firing costs. In this course you will get the opportunity to learn and experience: Introduction of clay types and preparation for wheel throwing and hand building Basic skill of throwing on the... [More]
$216 Limited inc GST / $194
Pottery Introduction

<p>This course will provide you with the opportunity to learn basic techniques in handbuilding and wheel work. Both of these creative processes are beautiful and quite different in nature. You will

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