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Events and workshops

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

 

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Handstitched journalsHand-stitched journals

Introductory
Thu 21 Sep, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $35 | SOLD OUT

Learn the basics of crafting your own simple notebook with popular Brisbane-based artisan Kay Watanabe. Prepare covers and paper, then bind them together using Japanese stab and pamphlet stitch techniques along the spine.
 
 
 
 
 

Washi paper necklacesWashi paper necklaces

Thu 5 Oct, 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kanzashi flowersKanzashi flowers

Thu 19 Oct, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $35 | SOLD OUT

Create your own piece of flower art under the guidance of local artist and creator Mabina Alaka. First, you’ll craft fabulous folded fabric flowers, then turn the piece into an ornate brooch.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

KokedamaKokedama (moss balls)

Thu 2 Nov, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $45 | Book online or call 07 3840 7576

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.
 
 
 

Japanese-style gift wrapJapanese gift wrapping

Thu 16 Nov, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $35 | Book online or call 07 3840 7576

Master the art of gift wrapping using beautiful Japanese techniques taught by local artist Mabina Alaka. Create stunning gift bags and boxes using furoshiki material and origami.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Washi paper necklacesWashi paper necklaces

Thu 30 Nov, 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.