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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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Welding for Women, An Introduction

Welding for Women, An Introduction

If you’ve always wanted to learn electric MIG welding but have never had the opportunity, here’s your chance. Let metal Artisan / Fabricator, Nyree take you on a journey to greater independence and practical, creative empowerment through the amazing world of metalwork! You’ll be instructed on types of welders and their uses before specifically focusing on the versatile mig welder. We’ll compare gas vs. gasless set-ups, learn about different metals, types of welds and problem... [More]
$275 Limited inc GST / $248
Welding for Women, An Introduction

<p>If you’ve always wanted to learn electric MIG welding but have never had the opportunity, here’s your chance. Let metal Artisan / Fabricator, Nyree take you on a journey to greater independence 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.

Stretch Sewing

Stretch Sewing

Learn to sew all the latest fashion garments with stretch fabrics. Using a domestic machine and overlocker you will learn techniques including binding, hemming and elasticising to produce quality garments such as yoga-wear, t-shirts, dancewear and swimwear. Basic sewing skills are necessary. What to bring Sewing machine Pattern and lycra material Basic sewing materials such as pins, tape measure, tailors chalk and scissors Please bring your own refreshments Call the office on 02... [More]
$260 Limited inc GST / $234
Stretch Sewing

<p>Learn to sew all the latest fashion garments with stretch fabrics. Using a domestic machine and overlocker you will learn techniques including binding, hemming and elasticising to produce quality

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

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.

Basket Weaving

Basket Weaving

Learn how to create beautiful baskets using natural fibres from plants that grow around us. You will learn how to recognise, gather and prepare local plants for weaving then be shown basic weaving techniques. This is a great way for people to come together and share their creative ideas. It’s fun and very relaxing, but be warned, it’s addictive! Additional materials $20. What to bring Bring a mat or cushion to sit on $20 for materials to the tutor Lunch/refreshments Feedback from... [More]
$229 Limited inc GST / $206
Basket Weaving

<p><div style="overflow: hidden; width: 100%;"><br/> {video type:“youtube” id:“WqWjgvUlizY”}<br/></div></p><p>Learn how to create beautiful baskets using natural fibres from plants that grow around

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Woodwork Introduction

Woodwork Introduction

This is an excellent course for beginners wanting to get the know-how on basic carpentry, including: PPE, measuring & marking Timber cutting with a circular saw Drilling & power sanding Learn whilst building your very own tools caddy from recycled pallet timber. The aim is to gain valuable power tool knowledge, experience and technique so you can confidently embark on your own projects. What to bring: Water and your own lunch Wear comfortable clothes and covered shoes Important... [More]
$199 Limited inc GST / $179
Woodwork Introduction

<p>This is an excellent course for beginners wanting to get the know-how on basic carpentry, including:</p>

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<li>PPE, measuring &amp; marking</li>

<li>Timber cutting with a circular saw</li>

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Sculpture Introduction

Sculpture Introduction

Learn to work with your hands and unleash your creative skills as you experiment with several forms of sculpture. We will be working with wire, clay, carving, construction and found object art. You will have the opportunity to develop your own creative expression as you work on finalising pieces to completion. Joanne has been teaching for over a decade. She exhibits throughout Australia has been awarded prizes for her sustainable artworks, both in Australia and Italy...... [More]
$270 Limited inc GST / $243
Sculpture Introduction

<p>Learn to work with your hands and unleash your creative skills as you experiment with several forms of sculpture. We will be working with wire, clay, carving, construction and found object art. You

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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.

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.

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.

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