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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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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 $15. What to bring Bring a mat or cushion to sit on $15 for materials to the tutor Lunch/refreshments Feedback from... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Create A Beautiful Handmade Journal  - Book Binding - Online Class

Create A Beautiful Handmade Journal - Book Binding - Online Class

Create a personalised, handmade journal or sketchbook as we re-discover the art of Coptic bookbinding, one of the oldest bookbinding techniques. This one day course will give you the skills to make your own beautiful journals at home, ideal for all those special musings, art journals or treasured gifts. What to bring 1 A4 pad of watercolour paper/ or mixed media paper 25 sheets approx 200 gsm Two pieces A4 thick cardboard, called box board. We can stick cereal packets together to... [More]

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Watercolour Magic - Beautiful Bookmarks - Online Class

Watercolour Magic - Beautiful Bookmarks - Online Class

This two hour, online class offers you some simple relaxing watercolour techniques to help you get creative and make 6 beautiful bookmarks. These bookmarks are perfect to keep for yourself or make great gifts for family and friends. So join in, have fun and watch the magic appear. What you’ll need 2 x A4 sheets of watercolour paper. 300 gsm best Watercolour paints Watercolour brushes Masking tape Craft knife. 2 X A4 pieces of card (Black is good) Glue and ribbons This is an online... [More]

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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 “Great course for beginners. Reallly opens your eyes to the... [More]

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Mosaic For Beginners

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. What to bring An apron You must have covered shoes $40 to pay... [More]

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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 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... [More]

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Soapmaking For Beginners

Soapmaking For Beginners

Home-made soap is the most ethical and gentle soap you can get, because you know what is going into it! This hands-on course will give you the skills and knowledge to safely make your own natural, sustainable soaps at home. You will learn the alchemy and art of soapmaking from an experienced local ‘soaper’ who will take you through safety, chemistry, practical demonstration and step-by-step how to make your own cold-process soap with your choice of extras. The finished product – a... [More]

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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]

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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]

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Hand Made Paper And Binding

Hand Made Paper And Binding

Create beautiful handmade paper that can be used to add that special touch to a card, letter, invitation or book. We will also be covering the process of Japanese stab binding so you can bind your own pages to make a book or journal. In this fun, hands on workshop we use recycled office waste paper and add plants, flowers, raw cotton, embossing and colour to transform it into your own stunning creation. The ideas are endless. FROM A SMALL SEED, AN AMAZING FLOWER CAN BLOOM that is... [More]

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