Recycled craft workshops Sydney and Melbourne: Make bags, bowls and beads

Recycled bags, bowls and beads workshops come to

Sydney and Melbourne.

 See the Press Release: Rags to riches and a happy planet.

Learn to make treasure from the waste that lies around your home: magazines and junk mail, plastic food wrappers (pasta/chip packets, etc) and string or ribbon.

Recycled craft is very in. Be the envy of your friends when you show off the fashions you made yourself from 100% recycled items.

Do the environment and yourself a favour: learn how to make these beautiful bags, beads and bowls.

Registration and pre payment are necessary as the workshop facilitator, recycled craftist, Megan Bayliss, is travelling from Cairns.

Information flyer here

Registration form here

Cost for Sydney and Melbourne: $50.00 ($30.00 for children 10+ when accompanied by a paying parent/carer).

Leave with made product (beads, weaving and bowl constructions) and instructions for making more (just in case you forget). This is a hands on, four hour workshop that also includes some theory on sustainability and recycling as a lifestyle requirement. The workshop attracts RPL for some certificate courses and is Teacher registration and Early Years Learning Framework compliant.


Saturday March the 3rd from 10 am to 3pm (bring something to contribute to a shared lunch: morning tea is included in the cost). We are in the fantastic studio of three artists (one of whom is origami artist Midori Furze) Laneway Art Depot at 5/8 Orchard Rd Brookvale. If you are interested in hosting at your organisation/business/school/early childhood centre, please see Option 1 and talk to Megan Bayliss. Megan is in Sydney for a week and happy to run more than one workshop if the interest is there.


Sunday March 11th from 10am to 3pm (bring something to contribute to a shared lunch or eat in the divine organic cafe on site: morning tea is included in the cost). We are in the fantastic Multi Cultural classroom at CERES, Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, Cnr Stewart and Roberts Streets, Brunswick East.

Book now for recycled craft workshop Bags, beads and bowls in Sydney and Melbourne. Numbers are strictly limited to 20 and payment by FEBRUARY 24th secures your position.

Information flyer here

Registration form here

Cannot come but you would still like some amazing recycled product? Crowd fund a The Junk Wave chapter for Aboriginal women in Darwin and receive beautiful recycled product for your small investment.

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  1. Kristie Rue says:

    Im really interested in the Sydney one… Could you tell me how much for a 9 year old to attend?


    • Hi Kristie, if 9 yr old is attending with a parent, it is only $30.00 for the 9 yr old and the standard $50.00 for the parent. I still don’t have a venue in Sydney though so if you have a school or club that may like to host I can give 3 training positions to them free of charge….that may equate to you and your 9yr old coming for free. Email me for further talk around this if you may be interested.


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