Events and workshops

All workshop prices include materials and light refreshments.
Suitable for beginners, ages 12+


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Washi paper necklacesWashi paper necklaces

Thu 27 Jul, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $35 | Book online or call 3840 7576

Join jewellery designer Barbara Vine for an introduction to making your own necklace using a washi paper-covered shell medallion set into a metal frame, complete with a long metal chain ready to wear.

Japanese-style gift wrapJapanese gift wrapping

Thu 10 Aug, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $35 | SOLD OUT

Create Japanese-style gift wrapping materials for your gifts for any season. Paper artists and jewellery designer Mabina Alaka will teach you to make a bag from square furoshiki material, a paper bag, and an origami box.

KokedamaKokedama (moss balls)

Thu 24 Aug, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $45 | SOLD OUT

Join crafter Akemi for a hands-on workshop creating Japanese kokedama plant balls with moss, soil and twine. You can create two moss balls — one with a succulent and the other with an indoor plant.

Bring an apron and a pair of protective gloves; coloured string if you wish to decorate your kokedama; and a container to transport your plans home.