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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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Build Pallet Furniture - Advanced

Build Pallet Furniture - Advanced

Have you completed our Build Pallet Furniture course; and you’re eager to get your hands back on the tools? We are excited to have you back, and show you that this was just the beginning! Join this short Build Pallet Advanced course to continue up-skilling on the tools you have already learnt, and get new skills on plenty of new tools you haven’t even tried yet. We will be getting more detailed, more complex and more skilled in the fine art of making furniture from this delightful... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems (FSKLRG09)
  • Interact effectively with others at work (FSKOCM07)
Build Pallet Furniture - Advanced

<p>Have you completed our Build Pallet Furniture course; and you’re eager to get your hands back on the tools? We are excited to have you back, and show you that this was just the beginning!</p><p>

...
Build Pallet Furniture - Advanced

<p>Have you completed our Build Pallet Furniture course; and you’re eager to get your hands back on the tools? We are excited to have you back, and show you that this was just the beginning!</p><p>

...

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 wide range of tools and will work collaboratively to build you own pallet furniture that is 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. At... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)
  • Locate, compare and use highly familiar measurements for work (FSKNUM04)
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 wide range of tools and will work

...
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 wide range of tools and will work

...

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

Create A Beautiful Glass Jewellery Box

Create A Beautiful Glass Jewellery Box

Jewellery boxes were once like treasure chests for royalty and aristocracy. Valuables were kept locked away in these intricately decorated boxes, kept safe from prying eyes and shifty fingers. In this short course you will make your own unique and beautiful glass jewellery box, with a decorative hinged lid, using the traditional construction technique of copper foiling. You will learn to cut, break and grind glass, as well as to foil and solder and build a three-dimensional glass... [More]

This course has no current classes. 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]

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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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Felt And Plant Dye Bundling

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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Zen Calligraphy

Zen Calligraphy

This workshop introduces the history and contemporary uses of ink and brush in Japan. The Zen focus of “calligraphy as meditation” uses brushwork, breathwork, and mindfulness to peacefully control and direct energy into creation of form. In this course you will learn how to select and organise calligraphy tools, create fundamental brushstrokes and write kanji characters based on the five elements, nature, and celestial forms. Through focus and action, discover a path to harmony and... [More]

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