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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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Scrapbooking For Budding Authors

Scrapbooking For Budding Authors

You’ve got a great idea for a book but can’t see your way through, or a bunch of notes on your desk, but it’s all a big mess. Scrapbooking may be the answer. As the author of 11 fiction and non-fiction books, Christina Larmer illustrates how a simple scrapbook can motivate and inspire, taking writers from conception to creation with a bit of paper and paste. What to bring Blank scrapbook Pencils Paste Important information Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a... [More]

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Glass Bead Making

Glass Bead Making

Glass Bead Making with Chris Pena of Meant to Bead is the only hot glass workshop in the local area. This is a rare opportunity to learn the art of glass bead making in a relaxed safe enviroment with the flaming torch. Every person has the opportunity to make a bracelet, necklace or earings in every class. Additional materials fee $50. View our 1min video at www.meanttobead.com.au What to bring $50 to pay tutor for materials Covered shoes hair tie for long hair Important... [More]

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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]

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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 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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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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Macrame For Beginners

Macrame For Beginners

Macrame is a satisfying, versatile hobby that has recently made a huge comeback! In this fun and friendly workshop River will share her tips and tricks as we start with basic knots then progress to more complex patterns to create a beautiful wall hanging. Once learnt, these skills will give you the freedom to carry on and create your own gorgeous designs at home. What to bring Scissors A stick to use in your creation – this can be some driftwood from the beach or a stick from your... [More]

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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 range of tools and will work collaboratively to build you own pallet furniture items that are 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.... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to routine visual and graphic texts (FSKRDG08)
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)
  • Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks (FSKLRG05)

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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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