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Handcraft courses and workshops 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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Introduction to Floristry

Introduction to Floristry

Interested in learning about floristry? This 4 week introduction course will step you through the process of creating a variety of floristry designs. You will gain hands on experience with practical lessons in flower arranging, hand tied bouquets, wiring fresh blooms, gift wrapping and bow construction. Each week you will learn a new design, which once completed is yours to take home. What you will learn: How to prepare and care for fresh flowers and plant materials Correct storage... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Write simple workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG005)
  • Read and respond to simple and familiar workplace procedures (FSKRDG005)
Introduction to Floristry

<p>Interested in learning about floristry? This 4 week introduction course will step you through the process of creating a variety of floristry designs. You will gain hands on experience with

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

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 (12 ply or thicker) Matching crochet hook (no. 5-6) A plate of food to share for... [More]
$130 Limited inc GST / $117
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.

Hand Building Ceramics Introduction

Hand Building Ceramics Introduction

Ochre’s hand building workshop is a beautiful ‘entree’ into the world of clay. Hosted in Ochre’s beautiful light filled studio in Mullumbimby, come and sip tea and coffee while being guided through all the basics of hand building over four morning classes. You will be taught how to make a pinch pot, how to coil, how to slab build, how to attach handles, legs, etc...even how to glaze and decorate your beautiful pieces. These classes are for those who have ‘wanted to try pottery for... [More]
$399 Limited inc GST / $359
Hand Building Ceramics Introduction

<p>Ochre’s hand building workshop is a beautiful ‘entree’ into the world of clay. Hosted in Ochre’s beautiful light filled studio in Mullumbimby, come and sip tea and coffee while being guided through

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

Handmade Eco Soap

Handmade Eco Soap

Handmade eco soap is the most ethical soap you can make. The secret to success is using used cooking oil. This hands-on course will give you the skills and knowledge to safely make natural and sustainable soap at home. You will learn to make two types of cold-process soaps. Eco-soap with recycled oil Castile soap with olive and coconut oil Learn the safety, chemistry, and step-by-step method of how to make cold-process soap that is great for your skin and the environment. What to... [More]
$108 Limited inc GST / $97
Handmade Eco Soap

<p>Handmade eco soap is the most ethical soap you can make. The secret to success is using used cooking oil. This hands-on course will give you the skills and knowledge to safely make natural and

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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. What to bring Sewing machine Pens, pencils A 4 display folder(20 page) Fabric scissors and paper scissors Dressmakers pins Tailors chalk Tape measure Thread snips Simple/easy pattern(e.g., A line... [More]
$260 Limited inc GST / $234
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]
$260 Limited inc GST / $234
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.

Silver Jewellery - An Introduction

Silver Jewellery - An Introduction

This introductory course covers the key skills you need for precious metal work; perfect for anyone who would like to start the journey of jewellery design and making. Learn the fundamentals of jewellery making in silver such as sawing, filing, soldering, forming and polishing to achieve various textures and finishes. During the workshop, you will also gain an understanding of silver’s properties, as well as the equipment and tools used to work with this precious metal. In class,... [More]
$256 Limited inc GST / $230
Silver Jewellery - An Introduction

<p>This introductory course covers the key skills you need for precious metal work; perfect for anyone who would like to start the journey of jewellery design and making. </p><p>Learn the fundamentals

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$256 Limited inc GST / $230
Silver Jewellery - An Introduction

<p>This introductory course covers the key skills you need for precious metal work; perfect for anyone who would like to start the journey of jewellery design and making. </p><p>Learn the fundamentals

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

Crochet Level 2

Crochet Level 2

Make and finish a garment of your choice! If you already have some basic crochet knowledge under your belt, come and join me in learning to read and follow patterns all the way through to completing a new item for your wardrobe. This course is for anyone who has completed my course "Crochet for Beginners - Level 1" or has some basic knowledge about crochet and stitching. Feedback from Past Students “Steph is a great teacher … a most enjoyable way to spend a few hours.” Kristen... [More]
$130 Limited inc GST / $117
Crochet Level 2

<p>Make and finish a garment of your choice!</p>

<p>If you already have some basic crochet knowledge under your belt, come and join me in learning to read and follow patterns all the way through to

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

Floristry Intermediate

Floristry Intermediate

Each week offers the opportunity to learn and create a different floral design ranging from professionally wired flower crowns to stunning modern bouquets and unique statement arrangements, all of which are yours to take home and enjoy for the remainder of the week. Gain insight into how a floral arrangement can be costed and the retail value of floral designs. You will learn how to prepare and care for fresh flowers and materials used in each class along with basic information on... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Engage in short and simple spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM002)
  • Write short and simple workplace information (FSKWTG003)
Floristry Intermediate

<p>Each week offers the opportunity to learn and create a different floral design ranging from professionally wired flower crowns to stunning modern bouquets and unique statement arrangements, all of

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

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

Sculptural Metalwork

Sculptural Metalwork

Design and create a garden art project of your choice! In this course, we will explore different metalworking techniques in a relaxed and fun environment, including cutting, fixing (including welding) and forming metal, depending on the design (size limit may apply). This class is a logical choice if you are a previous welding student or existing hobbyist who wants to expand your creative and practical skill base. It also gives metalwork novices the opportunity to enjoy a... [More]
$275 Limited inc GST / $248
Sculptural Metalwork

<p>Design and create a garden art project of your choice!</p>

<p>In this course, we will explore different metalworking techniques in a relaxed and fun environment, including cutting, fixing (

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

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