Craft

The classes are designed to be fun and challenging where all types of cards are made using a variety of mediums including stamps, fibres, punches, paper folding, beads, etc. Members are asked to provide some equipment, a list of which is available on enrolment. There is a $3 cost to pay for the materials provided at each lesson. Wednesday
A friendly group of members who get together to enjoy the modern phenomenon of adult colouring in, which is shown to help as a calming and de-stressing strategy. Members provide all their own requisites and as a group they encourage one another and share ideas. Monday
A friendly group of members who get together to enjoy the modern phenomenon of adult colouring in, which is shown to help as a calming and de-stressing strategy. Members provide all their own requisites and as a group they encourage one another and share ideas. Wednesday
These classes are designed for those with little or no skill. Members will learn basic stitches and apply these to making “granny” squares, edging around washers, hand towels and coat hanger covers before moving onto independent projects. Members need initially to bring an Australian 4 hook and 8ply, light coloured wool. Extra equipment could be required as the course progresses and depending on the projects chosen. Wednesday
This is a chance for members to get together to share in the many “old” crafts that are new again and trying their hand at the many variations that are always emerging. As members knit, crochet, embroider, glass paint, cardmaking etc. they enjoy swapping ideas on anything from gardening to solving the world’s woes. Members provide all their own materials for the particular craft project they may be working on and have a desire to learn from others as well as share particular skills they may have. Tuesday
Welcome to the world of silver. On your first day in the Silver Shed, you will be handed a folder with relevant information and instruction sheets for each lesson. Students will learn various techniques to create their own individual rings, bracelets, earrings etc. There is a workshop fee of $5 plus the cost of materials required for each piece of jewellery. A typical pair of silver earrings could be made for about $10. (Information sheets are available at U3A Reception). The course is held at the Bribie Island Gem and Fossicking Club facilities adjacent to the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre.
In this class you can make cards, do scrapbooking and all types of paper related crafts. There are experienced people in the class to help with different projects. Members provide their own requisites and work on their own individual projects. Advice and assistance is provided if required. Friday
No experience is necessary and members are welcome to join the class at any time during the term if there is a vacancy. There is no need for special equipment but be prepared to get your hands dirty. This is a small class that meets at the tutor’s home at Banksia Beach. Friday
This is a small group for beginners who would need the usual sewing equipment such as scissors, pins, tape measure and a sewing machine or overlocker. Members choose their own projects and work at their own pace with the assistance of the tutor. New members are always welcome if there is a vacancy. Over the years members have made a wide range of items from clothing to household furnishings, quilts, cushion covers, bags, shirts, dresses etc. Each member decides what to make and gets help and advice on how to alter or draft a pattern, measure and design a quilt and other items and any techniques needed to use the new fabrics available. The class is held at the tutor’s home. Thursday
This class is for those who are experienced in quilting and sewing. Members decide on their own individual project and provide everything needed to complete it. They do assist one another with ideas and a general sharing of skills. Thursday
In this class members work on their own scrapbook projects with the tutor providing assistance, ideas and advice when needed. Members provide their own requisites. Thursday
This is a short course of 3 lessons per term. Members will be introduced to the skills of silk painting. A detailed list of materials required is available on enrolment. Friday
This is a short course of 3 sessions per term. Members have generally completed a beginner's course and will be instructed in further skills. It is anticipated that members of this course will already have most of the materials required but if required a detailed list of materials is available at reception. Friday
Members use a variety of stitches to follow patterns on card. New members enrolling need to bring only scissors and sticky tape for the first lesson. The tutor provides whatever else is needed for the initial lessons. After this members provide their own equipment and work on their own projects with the assistance of the tutor. Monday

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