Get Crafty with 57 Workshops

This year's Sydney Craft Week has a huge range of workshops on offer, from ceramics to crochet, dyeing to paper folding and lots more.


Intergradation: Taerim Claire Jeon

Australian Design Centre, 101–115 William Street, Darlinghurst

Yeomsaek Dying Workshop: Saturday 9 November, 1pm – 3:30pm. Traditional Korean cloth dying.

Adventures in Goldwork: Hanny Newton Workshop

Australian Design Centre, 101–115 William Street, Darlinghurst

Details: Tuesday 15 October, 1pm – 4pm, Cost: $65.

Playful Creative Workshops at Sew Make Create 

Sew Make Create, Suite 4, 38 City Road, Chippendale

Details: Saturday 12 October – Sunday 20 October

Edo in the Sky: Traditional Kites of Japan

The Japan Foundation, Sydney, Level 4, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale

Details: Exhibition: Thursday July 10 – Saturday 12 October, Free.

Ai-zome Indigo Dyeing Kids Workshop: Design and dye your own beautiful ai-zome pattern on a cloth to take home! Saturday 28 September; Session 1: 10:30am – 12pm; Session 2: 2pm – 3:30pm; Cost: $15 (booking fees apply)

Tumi-isi Balancing Block Painting Kids Workshop: Paint your own tumi-isi wood blocks with traditional Japanese natural colour paints! Thursday 10 October; Session 1: 10:30am – 12pm; Session 2: 2pm – 3:30pm; Cost: $15 (booking fees apply)

Playing with yarn and sticks or hooks with the Knitters’ Guild NSW Inc

Redfern Town Hall, 73 Pitt Street, Redfern

Details: Saturday 12 October, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Beers & Balls Crochet Club with Kirsten Fredericks

The Bearded Tit, 183 Regent Street, Redfern

Details: Thursday 17 October, 5:30pm – 8.00pm

Touch me. Remind me I am here by Jane Théau

Barometer Gallery, 13 Gurner St, Paddington

Details: Exhibition: Sunday 6 October – Sunday 20 October; Opening: Thursday 10 October, 6 – 8pm;

Workshop: Come to participate in a free community embroidery workshop at the gallery on Tuesday 15 October, 1 – 3pm (bookings 0415 110 123).

Ready. Set. PLAY! 

Skein Sisters 721 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill, NSW, 2203

Try adding beads to your knitting or crochet, create some fibre on a drop spindle, play with different textural fibres, get creative with yarn tastings, learn to make the perfect pom, craft an i-cord, master mattress stitch and much, much more.

Details: Wednesday 16 October, 6pm – 9pm, Cost: $35 (includes a glass of champagne of arrival) Bookings essential

Jewelled Moss embroidery class with Amy Jones Studio

Two locations

Details: Thursday 17 October, 5pm – 8pm at Hypmotive Hub, 155 Marrickville Road, Marrickville, Cost: $70. This workshop is a Craft Up Late event.

Saturday 19 October, 10am – 1:30pm at Amy Jones Studio, 6/1 Gladstone Street, Newtown; Cost: $80. This workshop will take place in the artist studio, with the opportunity to learn about the artists process, and view original art works.

Citrus Stitch with Arterie at Lifehouse

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, 119-143 Missenden Road, Camperdown

Details: visit the website for more

Craft Party with Sky Carter Colour

Inner West Studios, 838-840 Princes Highway, Tempe, NSW, 2044

Details: Thursday 17 October, 6pm – 8pm, Cost: $50

Reparable Landscapes and LookDrawPrint workshop with Julie Paterson, Cloth

The Happenstore, 55 Parramatta Road, Annandale, NSW, 2038

Details: LookDrawPrint workshop: Sunday 13 October; Residency from Monday 14 October – Friday 18 October; Artist talk: Thursday 17 October, 6pm – 7:30pm; Exhibition opening Saturday 19 October, 2pm

Sensational Play – [Mistake] Making Station

Embroiderers’ Guild NSW Gallery 76 Queen Street, Concord West

Details: Opening exhibition: Thursday 3 October, 6pm; Exhibition: Thursday 3 October – Wednesday 30 October; Craft Up Late: Thursday 17 October, 5pm – 8pm

Open studio and tote bag workshop with Jude Love

LoveAndWest HQ, 61 Denison Street, Arncliffe, NSW, 2205

Details: Workshop: Saturday 12 October, 10am – 11:30am and 12pm – 1:30pm, Materials included, Cost: $75.

Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop

North Sydney Community Centre, 220 Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW, 2060

Details: Sunday 20 October 2019, 10am – 4pm; Cost: $175. Bookings essential 9922 2299

Residue: Textiles exhibition by Sairi Yoshizawa

Art Space on the Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, NSW, 2067

Slow Stitched Sashiko is introductory boro workshop making small business holder or coaster using different stitch techniques. 
Monday 14 October, 10am – 12pm: for Adults $20

Paper weaving workshop will introduce you to basic structures of weaving using different types of paper into a flower. 
Tuesday 15 October, 10am – 12pm: for 13yrs+ $20

String play – coiled pendant workshop with Basketry NSW

Civic Park, North Sydney

Basketry NSW members Sally Blackwell and Nicole Robins will provide a free hands-on workshop teaching both string making and coiling techniques. 

Details: Saturday 19 October 10am – 1pm; Workshop not suitable for U12 because of needle use.

Totes Playful workshop with Nicole Robins

Bridget Kennedy Project Space, 53 Ridge Street, North Sydney, NSW, 2060

Details: Workshop: Saturday 12 October, 10am – 1pm

Bookings: Limited to 8 participants

The Magic of the Garden workshop and installation by Alison Thompson

Eden Gardens and Garden Centre, 307 Lane Cove Road, Macquarie Park, NSW, 2113

Whether you are a beginner or advanced in crochet, join me and create some critters to add to the garden. This workshop includes 3 hours of crochet time, making bugs, butterflies, rainbows, clouds… all kinds of magical garden critters that bring a child’s imagination to life. 

Details: Sunday 13 October, 1pm – 4pm; Cost: $50. 


Glenn Barkley ceramics. Photo by Leeroy T


Kintsugi for Modern Life and Seconds Sale 

Studio Enti, 13 Foley Street, Darlinghurst

Details: Kintsugii workshop: Sunday 13 October; Seconds Sale: Saturday 19 October

Waverley Council’s Makers Craft + Design Program presents Dip, Roll and Turn

Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach

Details: Exhibition opening: Wednesday 10 October, 6 – 8pm; Bondi Pavilion Gallery: Tuesday 9 October – Sunday 13 October

Craft Up Late, Wednesday 16 October, 5 – 8pm: Studio tours and free making for all ages in a variety of mediums

Make Your Own Mugs with NeshmART Ceramic Gallery and Studio

Shop 8/232-250, Northumberland Street, Liverpool

Details: Saturday 12 October 10:30am – 12:30pm OR 2pm – 4pm (choose your time), Sunday 13 October 10:30am – 12:30pm OR 2pm – 4pm (choose your time); Cost: $99 including all tools and materials with light snacks and herbal tea.


Glenn Barkley ceramics. Photo by Leeroy T


Sustainable Jewellery Workshop with Alice Whish

Gaffa studios, Level 2, 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

Details: Workshop runs twice: Saturday 12 October, 11:15am – 4:45pm or Saturday 19 October ,11:15am – 4:45pm; Please arrive at 11am to be let into the building should the door be closed;

Max 6 participants for each class; Cost: $85. 

Make Do and Mend: Playful Design for Repair workshop with the School of Design, UTS

Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, UTS, Peter Johnson Building, 702–730 Harris Street, Ultimo

Details: Saturday 19 October, 12:30pm – 4:30pm.

Jewellery Making Workshops at SquarePeg Studios

SquarePeg Open Studio Pop-Up, 10 Junction Street, Marrickville

Details: Make a Ring in a Day Workshop: Saturday 19 October, 10am – 4pm, Cost: $190; Carve your own Silver Ring – Wax Casting Workshop: Sundays 13 October and 20 October, 10am – 4pm, Cost: $350; Early bird and bring-a-buddy discounts available

Inspirational Jewellery-Making Workshop with Creative Jive

Wallarobba, Community Arts Studio, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby, NSW, 2077

In this three-hour, hands-on workshop enjoy learning how to create your own original earrings, necklaces, bracelets and pendants for pleasure and relaxation. 

Details: Saturday 12 October, 1pm – 4pm


Glenn Barkley ceramics. Photo by Leeroy T


Playfold by STEAMpop

Australian Design Centre, 101–115 William Street, Darlinghurst

Details: Thursday 17 October, 6:30pm – 8pm, Cost: $40, Early bird $30. Bookings: on-modular-origami-at-sydney-craft-week- tickets-66579359657

Glassblowing in Spring by Mark Eliott Glass

107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern

Details: Saturday 19 October – Sunday 20 October;

2 day workshop $590 or $310 for the first day only. Concession price is $550 for the 2 day workshop or $290 for the first day only

Play with the Makers at CraftNSW

CraftNSW Gallery, 12 Argyle Place, near the Kent Street intersection, Millers Point

Details: Friday 11 October – Sunday 20 October, 10am – 5pm daily; Craft Up Late: Tuesday 15 October, 6pm – 8pm;

Workshops from $50. 

Japan craft shop by Simply Native

Cubby Space, 114 George Street, Redfern

Details: Friday 11 October – Sunday
20 October, Free; Workshop fees apply. Bookings:

A Celebration of Egyptian Culture through Art, Craft and Cookery hosted by End2End Events

Flash in The Pan Studio, 1 Harcourt Parade, Rosebery

Details: Saturday 19 October, 1pm – 5pm, Cost: $55. Bookings: rsvp@end2endevents.

Make a Reusable Cutlery Kit with Green Fix

Sydney CBD Studio, Level 1, 197 Clarence Street, Sydney

Details: Tuesday 15 October, 6pm – 8pm, Cost: $80 (includes all materials).

Optimising your ecommerce site, for artists and artisans by LoveAndWest

The Happenstore, 55 Parramatta Road, Annandale, NSW, 2038

Details: Tuesday 15 October, 6pm – 9pm, $110

Exhibition and Workshops at Monster Mouse Studios

Monster Mouse Studios, 9 Gerald Street, Marrickville

Workshops: Screen printing using photo emulsion and a lightbox; Shibori dyeing upcycling and breathing new life into old materials; Two part mould making and casting; Handmake a pair of spectacle or sunglass frames; Kintsugi, the art of repairing broken ceramics using gold; A fun light-hearted drawing class focused on body positivity and female strength; Create your own yarn, hand-spinning with traditional and contemporary style and Silk colouring workshop, learn the art of silk dyeing with salt.

Play it Your Way – Made By Me Workshop

Precinct 75, Studio 5.02B Precinct 75, 75 Mary Street, St Peters, NSW, 2044

Details: Resin Pot and Trinket Tray: Saturday 19 October, 9am – 1pm, Cost: $200

Resin Stool Set: Saturday 19 October, 2pm – 5pm, Cost: $245 for 2 stools or $200 for 1 stool

Macrame Owl: Sunday 20 October, 9am – 1pm, Cost: $150

Punch Needle: Sunday 20 October, 1pm – 5pm, Cost: $180

Playtime at The New Artisans Gallery

The New Artisans Gallery, Shop 2/118 Alfred Street South, Milsons Point, NSW, 2061

Classes in weaving, block printing, hand knitting, object installation creation, ceramics, life drawing, term balls, felting and other crafts

Eden Unearthed: Art in the gardens

Eden Gardens and Garden Centre, 307 Lane Cove Road, Macquarie Park, NSW, 2113


Children’s Workshops:

Kids boat making – Craft a cardboard vessel with artist Danielle Minett. 
Monday 8 October, 10am – 12pm; Cost: $25

Paper clay sculpting – Artist Christina Frank will show you how to create your own masterpiece out of clay.
Tuesday 9 October, 10am – 11am; Cost: $45

Recycled flower making – Fashion flowers from recycled materials and single use plastics with artist and light designer Chloe Alice
Wednesday 10 October, 11am – 12noon; Cost: $15

Crochet garden magic – Join artist Alison Thompson to make some critters to add to her installation The Magic of the Garden.
Sunday 13 October, 10am – 12noon; Cost: $25 (Ages 5, all materials supplied)

Adults Workshops:

Mixed media master class - Artist Ali Mulvaney will help you create a work using stencils, ink sprays and texture medium.
Saturday 28 September, 1pm – 4pm; Cost: $50

Garden Crochet Magic – Whether you’re a beginner or advanced in crochet, Alison would love to share and grow her installation with you.
Sunday 13 October, 1pm – 4pm; Cost: $50

Natural Dyeing Workshop – Join artist and indigo dyer Haruka Kokubu as she creates natural dyes using plants. 
Sunday 20 October, 10am – 3pm; Cost: $125 (all materials and meals included)

Rumpus presents Jamboree

Mt Kiera Scout Camp, Mt Keira

Jamboree Creative Escape is a weekend getaway wonderland for lovers of craft, art and nature. Just over an hour from Sydney, in the lush forest of Mt Keira, Jamboree features a full workshop schedule including Maori weaving, animated collage, batik printing, outdoor sculpture, coil weaving, painting and more. Masterclass teachers in a range of topics from craft, cooking, plants, dance, storytelling, music and art weave together a beautiful, powerful program.

Rumpus presents Commuter Craft – Things to make on the move

Thirroul Heritage Railway Hall, 14 Railway Parade, Thirroul

Ride with us on a crafty coastal train trip (or simply join us at Thirroul Heritage Railway Hall) learning skills that make the most of those hours spent commuting, waiting or killing time. 

Details: Saturday 12 October, 9:30am – 3:30pm; Cost: $180 plus train fare.

Resin homewares and jewellery workshops for beginners with Luna & Co Designs

What can I create? 1 x Large Resin serving platter 1x Luna Cuff bangle 1x Chunky Luna ring.

Details: Saturday 12 October, 1:30pm – 5:30pm; Cost: $240 pp (10% discount upon check out).

Central Coast Council presents Make + Play: Choose-your-own-adventure Creative Trail

Various Central Coast locations including Gosford, Wyong, Woy Woy and Long Jetty

Join as we indulge our creative sides and play – from glazing your own ceramic travel cup through to crafting your own living succulent wreath, knotting up a macramé hanging or brushing up on social media for makers. 

Details: Various dates and times from Friday 11 October – Sunday 20 October, see website for further details; Ticketed and free events, bookings required


Images (top to bottom): LookDrawPrint By JuliePaterson. Print in progress by Sharon Laycock Brisbane 2019. Photo by Julie Paterson

Clay work, 2019. Photo courtesy Neshmart Ceramic Gallery & Studio

Alice Whish, Renovate Jewellery workshop, 2019. Photo: Alice Whish 

Playfold Workshop. Photo: STEAMpop