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Handcraft courses available in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby

Embrace your creative side with a short course or workshop in craft. Try silversmithing, leadlighting, sewing, weaving or mosaics. What about floral arranging, interior design or sculpture?

Come and learn Handicrafts with us at Byron Community College. See what’s on offer at our Mullumbimby and Byron Bay campuses below.

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Dyeing With Eucalyptus

Fall in love with the beautiful colours created through dyeing with some of our native eucalyptus species which give great permanent colour to various silks and wools. In this fun hands on workshop you will get to experiment with different techniques and take home two eucalyptus shibori dyed scarves and several samples. Additional materials $40 What to bring bucket washing up gloves pen $40 to pay tutor for materials own refreshments/lunch Important information Once your enrolment... [More]

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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]
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Stretch Sewing

Learn to sew all the latest fashion garments with stretch fabrics. Using a domestic machine and overlocker (bring your own or use machines supplied), you will learn techniques including binding, hemming and elasticising to produce quality garments such as yoga-wear, t-shirts, dancewear and swimwear. Some basic sewing skills are necessary. Additional materials $5 What to bring Pattern and lycra material Basic sewing materials such as pins, tape measure, tailors chalk and scissors... [More]
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Felt And Plant Dye Bundling

This fun, felt making course will introduce beginners and advanced felt makers alike to the process of felting on silk substrates, so that light weight but strong felt is produced. This will then be dyed using a technique called plant bundle dyeing which uses eucalyptus dye and leaves. You will take home two light weight felted bundle dyed scarves and several samples. Additional materials $40. What to bring an old towel a 1.5 m piece of old nylon curtain from op shop a bucket of... [More]

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Art Journaling - Ignite Your Creativity

Art Journaling is a wonderful tool for anyone newly entering or re-entering, their creativity. It combines the excitement of mixed media with the benefits of journaling. Collaging, painting, doodling, and experimenting in an art journal is different from working on a canvas, it can stay as safe and private as you like. Art Journaling is not just for artists. You do not need to know how to draw. For beginners, it is a non-threatening, fun entryway into your creativity. For more... [More]
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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 Past Students Feedback “Great introductin to the mix of glass/leadlighting. Heather is... [More]
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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 $10. Feedback from Past students “Fantastic to be shown a variety of materials and how to deal with them all. Feel... [More]
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Mosaic For Beginners

Mosaic is a timeless, beautiful art form that stretches back thousands of years and is used all over the world. In this course you will create two beautiful artworks to take home – using two completely different mosaic techniques. You will learn about functionality and expression as two drivers for mosaic creation, and will explore how to work with a vast range of different mosaic tesserae. Additional materials $40. Past Student Feedback “There was a lot to take in but with the... [More]
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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]
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Hand Made Paper

Recycle all that office waste and learn to make beautiful hand made paper. Add plants, flowers, raw cotton and colour to bring office waste to a new life. Learn how to process raw cotton and dye for vibrant colours and marbled cotton paper. The ideas are endless. FROM A SMALL SEED, AN AMAZING FLOWER CAN BLOOM that is how BORN IN PAPER came to be. If you’d like to put your own stamp of creativity into the paper, our workshops can show you how to create your own paper in a group... [More]
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