Handmaker's Factory, soap making, textiles and paper craft and ink teacher

Handmaker's Factory

Handmaker's Factory 4.9 (266)
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Handmaker's Factory is a studio space in West Footscray, Melbourne empowering people to confidently create in a sustainable way, share their knowledge and learn new skills through creative workshops & DIY kits.






Listings


Eco Candle Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

1 to 30

label $60

4.8 (38)

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Introduction to Ceramics Class

date_range Sat 3 Jul, 10am

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

1 to 30

label $95 - $130

4.9 (8)

8k

Soap and Shampoo Making Class

date_range 3 Jul, 11 Jul

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

1 to 10

label $120 - $140

4.8 (11)

8k

Lampshade Making Workshop

date_range Sat 17 Jul, 2pm

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

1 to 30

label $70 - $75

4.9 (14)

8k

Screen Printing Class

date_range Sat 24 Jul, 10am

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

1 to 10

label $200 - $220

5.0 (12)

8k

Kids Craft Club Course - Term 3 (6-12 Years)

date_range Mon 12 Jul, 4pm

location_on West Footscray

1 to 20

label $220

8k

3k+

Air Dry Clay Character Class for Kids (5-12 Years)

date_range Fri 9 Jul, 10am

location_on West Footscray

1 to 20

label $45

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Zentangle Drawing Class for Kids (5-12 Years)

date_range Mon 5 Jul, 10am

location_on West Footscray

1 to 20

label $30

8k

3k+

Kids Painting Class: Enchanted Forest (5-12 Years)

date_range Wed 7 Jul, 10am

location_on West Footscray

1 to 20

label $45

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Kids Paper Mache Pencil Holder Class (5-12 Years)

date_range Tue 6 Jul, 10am

location_on West Footscray

1 to 20

label $45

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Zine Making Workshop for Kids (6-12 Years)

date_range Thu 8 Jul, 10am

location_on West Footscray

1 to 20

label $38

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3k+

Kids Sketch Club Course - Term 3 (6-12 Years)

date_range Mon 12 Jul, 4pm

location_on West Footscray

1 to 20

label $220

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3k+

Photo Emulsion Screen Printing Class

date_range Sat 26 Jun, 10am

location_on West Footscray

1 to 10

label $230

3k+

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Indigo Shibori Dyeing Workshop

date_range Sat 10 Jul, 10am

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

1 to 10

label $180 - $200

3k+

8k

Spoon Carving Workshop

date_range Sat 17 Jul, 10am

location_on West Footscray

1 to 10

label $120

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3k+

BYO Sewing Project Course

date_range Wed 14 Jul, 6:30pm

location_on West Footscray

1 to 10

label $375

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3k+

Silk Painting Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

4 to 20

label $75

3k+

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Incense Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

6 to 30

label $45

3k+

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Recycled Paper Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

4 to 30

label $60

3k+

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Weaving Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

2 to 10

label $220 - $240

3k+

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Design Your Own Lampshade Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

3 to 30

label $140

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3k+

Botanical Printing Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

3 to 10

label $65 - $75

8k

3k+

Katazome Rice Paste Resist Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

3 to 10

label $150 - $175

8k

3k+

Botanical Dyeing with Plants and Indigo Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

2 to 30

label $180

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Rubber Stamp Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on West Footscray / Mobile

5 to 10

label $45

8k

3k+

DIY Floating Frame Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on West Footscray

4 to 8

label $165

8k

3k+

Ceramics Slip Casting and Mould Making Workshop

date_range Contact for details

location_on West Footscray

1 to 6

label $230

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Ceramic Wall Hanging Course

date_range Contact for details

location_on West Footscray

1 to 15

label $180

8k

3k+

Ceramic Sculpture Course for Kids (8-15 Years)

date_range Contact for details

location_on West Footscray

6 to 30

label $260

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Ceramics Surface Design Course

date_range Your choice of time

location_on West Footscray

4 to 8

label $350

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3k+

Kids Art Course: Black and White Masterpieces

date_range Contact for details

location_on West Footscray

1 to 20

label $220

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3k+

Kids Art Course: Drawing and Designing Characters

date_range Contact for details

location_on West Footscray

1 to 20

label $200

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Mug Painting Class for Kids (4+ Years)

date_range Contact for details

location_on West Footscray

1 to 20

label $30

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3k+

Sewing Course for Kids (9-15 Years)

date_range Contact for details

location_on West Footscray

3 to 10

label $330

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3k+

Felt Native Floral Wreath Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on West Footscray

3 to 50

label $75

8k

3k+

Carve Your Own Rubber Stamps at Home

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

5 to 10

label $35 - $90

4.6 (7)

Make Soy Candles at Home

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

6 to 30

label $44 - $70

4.9 (46)

Learn Indigo Shibori Dyeing at Home

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

2 to 10

label $90 - $130

4.9 (11)

Make Botanical Dyes for Fabric and Yarn at Home

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

2 to 30

label $75 - $120

4.8 (5)

Learn How to Weave at Home

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

2 to 10

label $140

4.7 (18)

Introduction to Ceramics at Home

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

4 to 20

label $90

4.8 (11)

Make Your Own Lampshade at Home

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

2 to 15

label $90

5.0 (5)

Make Natural Incense at Home

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

6 to 30

label $22 - $44

4.6 (10)

Learn Screen Printing at Home

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

2 to 10

label $50 - $145

4.9 (18)

How to Make Geode Bath Bombs at Home

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

4 to 50

label $90 - $90

3k+

Make Recycled Paper at Home

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

4 to 30

label $40 - $85

3k+

Katazome Rice Paste Resist Class at Home

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

2 to 20

label $90 - $130

3k+

Indigo Dye Vat Craft Box / Kit

local_shipping Ships to you

label $38 - $58

8k

3k+

Soy Candle Making Craft Box/Kit

local_shipping Ships to you

label $48

8k

3k+

Mini Screen Printing Craft Box / Kit

local_shipping Ships to you

label $125 - $160

8k

3k+

Pottery and Ceramics Craft Box / Kit

local_shipping Ships to you

label $46 - $52

8k

3k+

Geode Bath Bomb Making Craft Box / Kit

local_shipping Ships to you

label $65 - $65

8k

3k+

Make Your Own Soap at Home

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

3 to 50

label $65

5.0 (6)

8k

Venues





Reviews

(266)



Sayema Withers Jun 2021

Introduction to Ceramics Class



Great venue, materials and most importantly teacher. Sarah was very helpful and knowledgeable. The three hours flew by!

Introduction to Ceramics Class review by Sayema Withers

Mae Johns Jun 2021

Silk Painting Class



It was easy to do. You don't need to be an artist to create something beautiful. The venue was nice and was well supplied. The teacher was friendly and offered good advice.

Textiles workshop review by Mae Johns

Nicki Powell Jun 2021

Lampshade Making Workshop



Excellent teacher who made every participant feel at home. She was most helpful & provided quality materials & easy to follow instructions. Highly recommend!

Textiles workshop review by Nicki Powell

Patricia Hanson Jun 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



Highly recommended this class! The process was explained in depth and the process was easy to understand. The candles we made were absolutely gorgeous!

Candle Making workshop review by Patricia Hanson Sydney

Carol Moroney Jun 2021

Lampshade Making Workshop



Great teacher Nicola, and a beautiful space to hold a class at the Handmaker’s Factory. Lampshade class was easy to follow and came home with a fabulous shade. Will definitely do another class, has so many different classes on offer.

Textiles workshop review by Carol Moroney

Karin Bouvin Jun 2021

Lampshade Making Workshop



The teacher was great and easy to follow. The materials were of really good quality. The class was great value for money, especially considering the cost of materials used. I had a great morning crafting with likeminded people. Our teacher was really knowledgable and shared her skills and handy tips.


Nikki Garrard Jun 2021

Lampshade Making Workshop



Great class with a lovely and knowledgeable instructor. Came away with a beautiful lampshade that I could use


Ma Paguio Jun 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



It was a very informative and fun class. Lots of materials provided. Thank you classbento for the experience.


Kerri Macpherson Jun 2021

Screen Printing Class



Wow what can I say…. This course exceeded my expectations. Nichola was amazing and explained everything thoroughly. She spent a lot of time one on one which was appreciated. I honestly didn’t think that I could start screen printing anytime soon though with the help from Nichola and today’s course; I am definitely ready to purchase supplies and start right away. Obviously a little more practice to get my technique right but otherwise I am fairly confident it won’t be long off. Thank you so much. I will definitely book to come back for  + more


Larissa Werbiuk Jun 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



Teacher was super lovely and helpful. She answered all my questions in depth and with a smile!


Emily Gardiner Jun 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



Amazing experience! Learnt a lot of new tips and tricks for candle making! Teacher was incredibly helpful, highly recommended


Rebecca Cole Jun 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Lampshade Making Workshop



Wonderful morning learning how to make a lamp shade. Nichola is lovely and made it easy!

Textiles workshop review by Rebecca Cole

Jessica Willason Jun 2021

Lampshade Making Workshop



So happy with the class and the lampshade I made! Great venue, knowledgeable teacher and nice small class size. Would happily do another course at ClassBento.

Lampshade Making Workshop review by Jessica Willason

Sharon Jennifer May 2021

Perfume Making class



A fabulous afternoon spent with my beautiful friends. This is a great course to just relax and get creative. If you are into collecting botanicals, aromatherapy and everlastings you will be delighted.

Perfume Making workshop review by Sharon Jennifer

Tamara Oakley May 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



Such a fantastic class with lots of personal touches, from fragrances to colours. Nicola was awesome. Very informative.

Eco Candle Making Class review by Tamara Oakley Sydney

Kay Richards May 2021

Paper Craft and Ink class



Great morning filled with learning and free expression. Excellent venue for craft classes. Highly recommended.


Lisa Fisher May 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



Gteat teacher, nice facility, lots of fun, we'll definitely do more classes in the future.


Lisa Fisher May 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



It was a fun class that we really enjoyed, nice venue, great teacher, will likely do more classes with my mum, sister and niece in the future.


Crystal Spiteri May 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



Nicola was a great teacher once again. Loved making the candles would definitely recommend to whoever wants to learn to take this class


Natalie Zugec May 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



The team all loved making different types of candles. It was a very successful team building event


Melita George May 2021

Paper Craft and Ink class



Matt was fantastic and so were the team at hand makers factory! Nothing was too hard and it was a small group which made it so easy and casual. The materials provided were of super high quality and the environment was super chilled. It is an absolute must do! Highly recommend!


Karen Jorgensen May 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews

Make Soy Candles at Home



The group enjoyed this workshop. Unfortunately there were a couple who couldn't make it due to other carer commitments so they will be sent the recording when Nichola seends it through to me and do it at their own pace. Could you let Nichola know that Christiana Onno's kit has been sent back to her as Christiana didn't receive any notification from Aust. Post that it was waiting to be picked up at her local post office. Nichola mentioned that if it did come back to her that she could resend it to Christiana. Christiana watched the workshop and is  + more


Tamara Oakley May 2021

Soap and Shampoo Making Class



Was a great class was very informative. Nicola was great. Cant wait for the candle making class next week.


Danielle Rintoule May 2021

Soap and Shampoo Making Class



Nichola is so lovely and she is patient and Very accommodating to everyone. She made everything seem easy. Thoroughly recommend this course to anyone


Carissa Stevenson May 2021

Soap and Shampoo Making Class



Great selection of ingredients to make a wide variety of soaps. Will be simple enough to continue making at home which is awesome

Soap and Shampoo Making Class review by Carissa Stevenson Sydney

Crystal Spiteri May 2021

Soap and Shampoo Making Class



Nicola is a great teacher, answered questions, friendly, talked through every step. Took home everything I made. Would definitely recommend this class.


Laura Champion Apr 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



Wonderful workshop for first time candle maker! Friendly and informative teacher. Went home with lots of lovely candles, look forward to using them


Melissa Millar Apr 2021

Lampshade Making Workshop



Materials good. Teacher was great. The location and room for the class were perfect. Thank you.


Mei Alford Apr 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Lampshade Making Workshop



I learnt a lot at this session and came out with a lovely looking lampshade. Appreciated that the teacher also provided printed instructions so we could try making more lampshades in our own time.


Mandy Boyd Apr 2021

Lampshade Making Workshop



Enjoyed the class Looking forward to making lots of lampshades. Thankyou. Would love to learn a cone shape


Ben Parker Apr 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



Class was fun and great value. Teacher was knowledgeable and was able to spend a good amount of time with each student. Was able to create a surprising amount of candles to take home.

Candle Making workshop review by Ben Parker

Allison Lebusque Apr 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



We throughly enjoyed our candle making session. Nichola was engaging and very knowledgeable. We found the class to be relaxing and rewarding. There was a great choice of materials. Would recommend this class and the hand makers factory for sure.


Patricia Harris Apr 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



Great loved the class it was awesome teacher was great loved the options with the colours and fragrances and crystals definitely recommend And definitely come back and we drove from ballarat.


Christine El-Baba Mar 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended

Eco Candle Making Class



This was an awesome candle making class. The teacher was good at explaining and helping us with making our candles and melts. All material needed was provided and instructions and materials needed given to take home and start making your own candles. Lovely atmosphereEnjoyed the whole experience. Thanks


Christine Khull Mar 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



Had a great time at the Candle Making course. Nicola was an amazing teacher and made everything easy to understand and relaxed. The take home candles that we made were very generous, l was expecting one candle but we made a great selection. The venue is great and easy to find and park. Highly recommended:)


Genine Spicer Mar 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



So happy I found and attended this course. Nicola was lovely teaching us to make candles. It has been a long-awaited treat for myself this class and was just what my soul deserved and my self-esteem needed. No more holding back on my life, my journey is just beginning. Thank you so much for the opportunity and the creative space wherein I learnt and found so much. Gratefully, Genine : )


Sara Deban Mar 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



Everything about this workshop was awesome - the teacher, the venue, the products and the learning! Highly recommend :)


Chen Lin Mar 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



Nice teahter and very valuable class. Very nice candle you can make in this class.

Eco Candle Making Class review by Chen Lin

Elli Bardas Mar 2021

Photo Emulsion Screen Printing Class



Nicola is a fantastic teacher. She is very clear in her communication and makes the process really easy and fun. I highly recommend this class.


Lewis Taylor Mar 2021

Photo Emulsion Screen Printing Class



This was simply amazing. Everything to do with Emulsion printing was covered, and then some. The workspace is perfect. I will go out of my way to recommend the workshop!


Kristie Renwood Mar 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



Our teacher was wonderful- friendly & very knowledgeable, she answered all of our questions and explained each step of the process very clearly. Course context was great we made a container candle, a range of tea light candles and wax melts, with a wide range of colours and scents to choose from. The venue was fabulous, bright and spacious- this is a great course for beginner candle makers.

Eco Candle Making Class review by Kristie Renwood Sydney

Elli Bardas Mar 2021

Screen Printing Class



The screen printing class at the Handmakers Factory was fantastic. The space is spacious, clean and really well supplied. Nicola, the teacher, is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced. Her calm and clear manner made learning a new skill easy. I would absolutely recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn how to screen print.


Julie Robertson Mar 2021

Screen Printing Class



Teacher was readily available. Her explanations were clear. All resources were supplied and of high quality. I think the wole class achieved amazing results.

Textiles workshop review by Julie Robertson Sydney

Will Gallo Mar 2021

Screen Printing Class



We had the best time and it was super fun. Nichola was a great instructor and really helpful and hands on. We are really pleased with what we created during the class. Will definitely be doing more of these sessions.


Yeddi Yip Mar 2021

Make Soy Candles at Home



Teacher is great and explain everything in details. She doesn’t not rush to final step and made sure I’m clear and if I have any question. It was indeed enjoyable course and I have my nice candles made nicely.

Make Soy Candles at Home review by Yeddi Yip

Nigel Willcock Mar 2021

Screen Printing Class



Super flexible and easy-going. Thanks for all your help and support. Had an awesome day.


Vasiliki Triantaflaros Mar 2021

Screen Printing Class



The teacher was very welcoming, knowledgeable, and thorough in explaining the process. They were also very present with everybody throughout the day. Very enjoyable workshop.


Wendy Hammond Mar 2021

Incense Making Class



Nicola was a friendly, relaxed teacher with a good knowledge of herbs, spices and fragrant oils. The plants for our smudge sticks were fresh from her own garden. The class was a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning and good value for money.


Sarah Lawton Feb 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Incense Making Class



Class was great! Our incense doesn't look like the class photo, but love how natural all the ingredients are can't wait to burn my incense. We even made smudge sticks which was an unexpected bonus!


Saranya Dhanasekaran Feb 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Eco Candle Making Class



Great class and value for money . Definitely think I will be making candles at home .


Tracy Danskin Feb 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



Absolutely loved the class The teacher is amazing, kind and very resourceful and helpful The venue is amazing , the products we used were fantastic. I Absolutely recommend this class to people.


Sarah Lawton Feb 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Introduction to Ceramics Class



Such a good teacher, a lovely space to learn and create! I will be back for more!


Ashley Tam Feb 2021

Introduction to Ceramics Class



Great value for money! Class was really enjoyable. The teacher took us through various techniques and provided all necessary tools and equipment. She also offered advice if doing more ceramics at home. Highly recommend.


Yvonne Adams Feb 2021

Make Your Own Lampshade at Home



What a relaxing and rewarding way to spend an hour or two on a Sunday morning. Well organised and clearly presented workshop.

Textiles workshop review by Yvonne Adams

Dianna Ayres Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Recycled Paper Making Class



Very relaxing and pleasant atmosphere. The teacher was very informative and it was a fun way to spend the afternoon


Jenny Nicholls Jan 2021

Lampshade Making Workshop



Everything was excellent. Loved the class. Very happy with what I learnt and finished product.


Karen Wolton Jan 2021

Lampshade Making Workshop



Nicola was a fantastic teacher, and the studio was wonderful - light and airy! All equipment was of good quality and we all went home with beautiful lampshades!

Textiles workshop review by Karen Wolton

Allison Dowler Jan 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



good couple of hours spent with a lovely informative teacher.Plenty of info and equipment .brought home some lovely scented candles thankyou


Emma Cheng Jan 2021

Learn Screen Printing at Home



Great introduction class to screen printing with a knowledgeable teacher. It was good the teacher made use of different camera angles to assist with the work shop. Will keep an eye out for different classes like this in the future and will be good to attend a workshop in class.


Nishani Sooknandan Jan 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



Awesome class can't wait till then next candlemaking class series on moulds asnd sculpting candles.

Eco Candle Making Class review by Nishani Sooknandan

Lucille Serrant Jan 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



Absolutely loved this class! Great way to spend a few hours gaining new skills to take home.

Candle Making workshop review by Lucille Serrant Sydney

Vicki Sturgiss Jan 2021

Make Soy Candles at Home



Great class, very informative. Our candles look great, can't wait to use them! Thankyou :)


Emma Schuback Jan 2021

Make Soy Candles at Home



Nichola was very easy to understand, went through all the steps logically and answered all my questions. Can’t wait to get creating now!


Elizabeth Riseborough Jan 2021

Make Soy Candles at Home



Was only short but the teacher (I’m sorry I can’t remember her name) was very knowledgeable and gave clear instructions with all the info you’d like to know.


Beckett Sievewright Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Soap and Shampoo Making Class



The teacher was very friendly and we brought home heaps more soap and shampoo bars than we thought we would

Soap Making workshop review by Beckett Sievewright

Kate Tran Jan 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



Just what I need to make my own candles. Would remember this class for beginners.


Merle Jaraba Jan 2021

Eco Candle Making Class



My husband and I enjoyed this soy candle making workshop at Handmaker’s Factory. This was our Christmas gift for each other. The instructions are clear and easy to understand. It’s good to be able to bring the finished candle projects home and light them up to enjoy it. Nicole is a very good teacher.

Eco Candle Making Class review by Merle Jaraba

James Caink Jan 2021

Screen Printing Class



The Teacher was great and my son and I walked away with a great understanding of getting started on our own .


Gemma Galbraith Jan 2021

Screen Printing Class



Really enjoyed this class. Instructor was helpful, great space, and now feel like I could screenprint from home!

Screen Printing Class review by Gemma Galbraith

Rell Hannah Jan 2021

Screen Printing Class



This workshop is definitely directed at a learning experience rather than socialising. The space, equipment and instruction were exceptional. Nicola was patient and helpful. Really appreciated the day.

Textiles workshop review by Rell Hannah

Joanne Natoli Jan 2021

Soap and Shampoo Making Class



Nicollett was great, she answered all my questions, was very helpful & patient. The money I paid was worth spending on the workshop. The only thing I would suggest is maybe a little kitlike - indicator paper, thermometer, little wooden spoon along with the information that she gives you. I really enjoyed my time at the Handmakers Factory.


Jillian Morphet Dec 2020

Screen Printing Class



Great teacher. Great learning space. Really happy with the tote I printed to take home as well as the opportunities to experiment.


Danielle Morrish Dec 2020

Silk Painting Class



Everything was fantastic, the teacher was helpful, friendly and very knowledgeable. It was great being able to book a private class as well.


Gabrielle Earle Dec 2020

Eco Candle Making Class



What a beautiful little workshop! I really enjoyed making these soy candles! I’m looking forward to coming along to try some more workshops here in the future. Our teacher was very helpful, friendly and informative and all the materials supplied were high quality! Thank you so much

Eco Candle Making Class review by Gabrielle Earle Sydney

Hanna George Dec 2020

Eco Candle Making Class



Nicola taught us more about candle making. She was very helpful. Thank you so much.


Trish Brown Dec 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Textiles class



The instructor was very nice all the materials were supplied and the new studio workspace was great. We thought it was a little expensive but were pleased with the information about the process that we learned. I would recommend this studio as they offer many other workshops as well


Mia Castillo Dec 2020

Introduction to Ceramics Class



Very chilled, felt non-judgemental and lots of creative freedom. Great soul classics playing in the background too!


Georgina McColl Dec 2020

Lampshade Making Workshop



Making a lampshade to a decent standard in 1.5 hours turns out to be pretty straightforward - but there are techniques, tools and tips it was great to learn in person. For example, a surprising amount of brute strength is involved, which I would have never dared on my own. Great venue, small class, and teacher Nicole, an ex-commercial lampshade maker, was ace.


Jillian Adams Dec 2020

Lampshade Making Workshop



What a great class! So good to go into class with a small piece of fabric and emerge with a fabulous lampshade!

Textiles workshop review by Jillian Adams

Nicole Mackie-Jones Dec 2020

Soap and Shampoo Making Class



The class was great Quite a relaxed vibe and Nichola is friendly and approachable, you come out of the session with lots of soap.


Leyla Dewi Dec 2020

Silk Painting Class



The teacher is friendly and patient also love to share her knowledge about the silk painting. She gave us free extra one hour to finish our scarf silk painting properly. I am glad become her student. Highly recommended :)


Nathaniel Irving Nov 2020

Introduction to Ceramics at Home



Did this workshop with my sisters and we really enjoyed it! Nicolah was amazing and the instructions were clear. Very happy and will keep practising the techniques she thought us. Can’t wait to see the glazed finished products our of vases/trinkets.

Introduction to Ceramics at Home review by Nathaniel Irving Sydney

Kathryn Boin Nov 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Carve Your Own Rubber Stamps at Home



Nichola's instructions were very clear and easy to follow, I can see that this will be an activity I can easily use for all kinds of decorative work.


Georgia Campbell Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Make Soy Candles at Home



I really enjoyed my soy candle making class. Nicola was fantastic. I hope you keep the “zoom class” option available in the future, it is very convenient and time saving to join a class without having to leave home! Thanks again.


Erin Taplin Nov 2020

Make Your Own Lampshade at Home



Great class! I watched it and took notes, then made my lampshade after the class. The step by step notes provided were great and, supplemented with my own notes, the making was rather straight forward.


Chantelle Westlake Nov 2020

Make Natural Incense at Home



This class was very informative and inspiring. I learnt more than I expected Thank you


Kathryn Boin Nov 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Carve Your Own Rubber Stamps at Home



This was a good instructional class, being more interactive would have made it more fun ie. making something along with the instructor.


Reply from this teacher:

Hi Kathryn,
I'm glad you enjoyed the class! All of Handmaker's Factory's live classes are interactive (unless otherwise stated). Participants are more than welcome to join in with me or watch, take notes and ask questions before giving it a go with the help of the recording of the class.


Mel Hardie Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Make Your Own Lampshade at Home



Really simple course to help Make beautiful homemade lampshades. Takes a little bit of patience and a knack of fabric tucking but easy to master once you get it. Will be making many more now. Thank you


Cara Moynes Nov 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



Really enjoyed this class. Nichola had heaps of handy tips that will really help with making candles in the future.


Jaimi Welten Nov 2020

How to Make Geode Bath Bombs at Home



Thank you so much for the great lesson! The kits were put together so nicely and it was a lot of fun - I will definitely be making more of my own thanks for sending the reusable moulds too!

How to Make Geode Bath Bombs at Home review by Jaimi Welten

Anne Suwart Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

How to Make Geode Bath Bombs at Home



Very enjoyable and easy to keep up with. Smells incredible. Recommend this class, to everyone


Paola Sparano Nov 2020

How to Make Geode Bath Bombs at Home



Nichola was wonderful, the class was well set up and easy to follow. The bath bomb making kit received in the mail prior was very thoughtfully packaged. A great workshop experience given it was an online class

Soap Making workshop review by Paola Sparano Sydney

Emma Reilly Nov 2020

How to Make Geode Bath Bombs at Home



Was great. Helped a lot. Just spoke too fast to be able to follow along


Neeta Lal Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Make Natural Incense at Home



Bought this as a gift for my sister in May. Material Arrived so late. 6 months later, she is still waiting for a link to do a class.


Vanessa Warnock Oct 2020

Learn Screen Printing at Home



Loved my class! Informative, loads of tips too. I will do more, and definitely recommend.


Nishtha Aggarwal Oct 2020

Introduction to Ceramics at Home



This class was so much fun! Nichola is a great teacher. I can't wait until lockdown is over so I can visit her workshop to learn and play some more.

Introduction to Ceramics at Home review by Nishtha Aggarwal

Charmaine Jones Oct 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Make Natural Incense at Home



A fun and easy way to pass an afternoon. Loved foraging in my backyard and pantry for ingredients.

Perfume Making workshop review by Charmaine Jones

Charmaine Jones Oct 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Learn Indigo Shibori Dyeing at Home



Really enjoyed this class. It was fun to learn about the different shibori techniques. Now I’m looking around my house for all the things I can dye blue!

Learn Indigo Shibori Dyeing at Home review by Charmaine Jones

Natalie Toh Sep 2020

Textiles class



Very clear instruction and easy to follow along. Will try to make the mask along with the replay when it is available.


Kate Umseher Sep 2020

Textiles class



Thanks, this class helped a lot. I really enjoyed it and this class is great for beginners.


Indiana Bogoevski Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Textiles class



I really enjoyed the class and am very happy with my mask. Can't wait to make another one. Thanks Nicola!


Kerry Turnbull Sep 2020

Carve Your Own Rubber Stamps at Home



Nicola showed us lots of rubber stamp examples and demonstrated the process of a three colour stamp print. She made it all look super easy and explained tool safety and tips for carving. After the lesson I felt confident to try out my first rubber stamp. Thanks Nicola!

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Kerry Turnbull

Mary Mastos Sep 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



Wonderful perfect activity fit our team and completed in the right time frame, enjoyed by everyone


Tracey Graham Sep 2020

Learn Screen Printing at Home



The online course was really good. Informative with lots of useful tips. It was great to have the camera with different views so you could see everything being done.


Kirsty Allen Sep 2020

Introduction to Ceramics at Home



Nicola delivered a really engaging and well structured session, with clear instructions and good use of two cameras. I enjoyed it a lot and am really inspired to keep mucking about with clay with the help of the kit. So great that it's included in the workshop price. Thanks Nicola, the session was terrific.

Introduction to Ceramics at Home review by Kirsty Allen Sydney

Hermione Inskip Sep 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Carve Your Own Rubber Stamps at Home



Class was short and sweet. Presenter open to questions, session recorded so I can go back to later, and now I’m being left to my own devices to have a play and be creative! Love it, thank you


Flora-Joan Rotterdam Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Carve Your Own Rubber Stamps at Home



You make it look so easy Well explained and interesting Will keep trying on my own


Trisha Aventurado Sep 2020

Introduction to Ceramics at Home



Nichola explained each step at a nice pace and I was able to see what she was doing. She worked through three different techniques and explained how to use the tools. It was a very good introduction to ceramics and executed well online.


Valerie Tirta Sep 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



This class is very recommended for beginners! Nichola explained the candle making process in detail and clear. She also gives handful of tips for diy candle making

Make Soy Candles at Home review by Valerie Tirta

Courtney Skeen Sep 2020

Make Your Own Lampshade at Home



Absolutely fabulous class I enjoyed it so much Nichola is a lovely teacher. So happy with my lamp shade!

Textiles workshop review by Courtney Skeen

Simone McBain Sep 2020

Learn Screen Printing at Home



Great course! Great for beginners. I can't wait to watch recording and start screen printing!


Mardi Ettelson Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Learn Screen Printing at Home



Fantastic class! Nichola covers a lot of detail and really pre-empts any questions you may have had. One of the best class bento classes I've done. Thanks Nichola! Class kit is also great quality and generous supplies. Highly recommend! :)


Susie Black Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Make Soy Candles at Home



We really enjoyed this class. The kit arrived promptly and the tuition was excellent. Thank you.


Lorna Russell Sep 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Make Soy Candles at Home



The box had everything we needed. Nichola was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The class started and finished on time, and Nichola answered all questions before she ended it. Her instructions were clear and easy to follow too. We had fun. The kit made one medium glass jar candle, 6 tea lights, 6 melts with wax left over. I highly recommend this course. Thanks Nichola!

Make Soy Candles at Home review by Lorna Russell Sydney

Gabrielle Mason Sep 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



I was amazed at how efficient this class was! And fun! We made a candle, six tea lights and a set of melts and gained so much knowledge about the process- all in half an hour! It was really exciting to have such a beautiful and useful finished product. Nicola delivered the class in such a friendly, concise but informative way. I will definitely be back for more classes with the Handmakers factory,  + more

Make Soy Candles at Home review by Gabrielle Mason

Cara Ling Sep 2020

Perfume Making class



Super organised and the setting looks very professional.


Melissa Mazzitelli Sep 2020

Perfume Making class



Great class, easy to follow and fun. Well presented.


Christina Vitsentzatos Sep 2020

Perfume Making class



Nicola was very professional and helpful, and the wax tablets were quite easy to make. Great beginners class for gift making!


Cindy Soka Sep 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



This class was fun and easy to follow. My candles look and smell amazing . Nichola offered so much background information and ideas on where to source our own materials if we want to make candles in the future ourselves.

Candle Making workshop review by Cindy Soka

Sadie Cuming Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Make Your Own Soap at Home



The Maker’s classes are excellent, I just love the information that is so freely shared and learning from someone who really knows their stuff. 5 stars from me!


Kerrie Lay Sep 2020

Learn Indigo Shibori Dyeing at Home



Easy to understand. Practical tuition. Good value for money And FUN. The one vat that we conjured ( that’s what it feels like) will last many more sessions. Thankyou!

Textiles workshop review by Kerrie Lay

Veronica Beatty Sep 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Make Natural Incense at Home



I had a great time learning how to make incense and smudge sticks. The class was small, so I had every chance to have my questions answered. Looking forward to perfecting my cone making and making gifts for friends

Make Natural Incense at Home review by Veronica Beatty

Miranda Shea Sep 2020

Perfume Making class



Easy to follow instructions with great end results. They look quite beautiful and smell great!


Eleanor Percival Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Perfume Making class



Great class, clear instructions and friendly presenter. A fab activity and will make some lovely presents.


Daniela Koulikov Sep 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



Nichola was warm, helpful and inviting. I felt comfortable asking questions if I had any. She guided us through the candle making process easily and at a pace that was easy to follow. I would definitely recommend her to others.

Make Soy Candles at Home review by Daniela Koulikov

Zali Kakko Sep 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



Thank you for a great class! I feel well informed and capable to make these candles again.

Candle Making workshop review by Zali Kakko Sydney

Amy Fabry-Jenkins Sep 2020

Learn Screen Printing at Home



Great explanations of materials and the dos and don'ts of stencilmaking. We decided to watch the tutorial and try afterwards rather than play along with the tutorial.


Georgia Marett Sep 2020

Learn How to Weave at Home



Really loved the weaving class! The teacher was great - really knowledgeable and she went at the right speed while managing to cover a lot of different techniques and tips. I really liked the pack I was sent, I will be using the small loom again and I like that it included a bunch of different types of wool and materials. I would recommend this class and can't wait to go to some in person classes soon!


Nan Herlihen Sep 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Learn Screen Printing at Home



This is my second ClassBento with Nicole from Handmaker’s Factory and the reason I have done another is the wonderful instruction - easy to follow, many camera angles and extra tips means that Nicole puts so much attention to detail in her class content. Nicole is very knowledgeable and is able to translate her knowledge into simple easy to follow steps which has enabled me to learn two new craft skills. The ability to interact and ask questions is what sets Class Bento above any DIY video. The video post class is another bonus as you can choose  + more


Brittany Efstathiadis Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Learn Screen Printing at Home



Was a really enjoyable class! Timing was perfect, Nichola was a fantastic host and she prempted our questions before we even had a chance to ask! This was the first online class we've done with 3 camera views and excellent sound quality, we almost felt like we were there! Would highly recommend.


Veronica Beatty Sep 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Learn Screen Printing at Home



Nichola was a lovely teacher who spoke clearly, and was easy to understand. I’m so excited by how to make 3dimensional pictures instead of just silhouettes and words. I got started already and plan to make lots of stencils. Thanks

Textiles workshop review by Veronica Beatty

Michelle Arundel Sep 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Learn How to Weave at Home



Very therapeutic ;-) Some great techniques learned. Easy to do and fun to create. Thank you!

Learn How to Weave at Home review by Michelle Arundel

Rosie Rhyder Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Learn How to Weave at Home



This was a comprehensive introduction to weaving on an achievable scale. Great to see lots of examples of technique and combinations for inspiration.


Rini Ismail Sep 2020

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

Make Soy Candles at Home



easy to follow instructions before (for melting the wax and getting all the materials ready) and during the live streaming. Nichola answered all the questions we have and provided all the information we need to start making our own natural candles. Fun activity with the family too. Great to have the craft box as everything is included. Can't wait to use this newly made candles and make more natural candles as it just smells divine! Thanks Nichola


Tanya Costello Sep 2020

Introduction to Ceramics at Home



This class was terrific. Nichola is friendly and an excellent teacher. We made 3 styles of clay pot following Nichola as she described the techniques. She told us about clay types, glazing and firing. Truly to be recommended.


Justyna Bylinska Aug 2020

Make Your Own Lampshade at Home



Great class! Full of very useful information and tips on where to get your materials if you decide to make more lampshades. I’ll be coming back for more! Thanks Nichole:) Justyna


Amanda Wright Aug 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



This was so much fun, loved it . It was easy to follow, the pack that was sent before hand was great. Well worth doing


Rachel Griffith Aug 2020

Textiles class



Nichola was lovely. She was well prepared and ran the session at a good pace checking in on how we were all doing and responding to any questions as we went. We ended up with a well made face mask and the knowledge and skills to make some more. We received the zoom recording promptly after it so that we are able to do it again with her directions.


Lynda Giles-Holmes Aug 2020

Textiles class



Great class! Good detail and easy mask to make with lots of available time for questions. Great that we got a follow up video that we can follow after the class! Thanks Nichola!

Textiles workshop review by Lynda Giles-Holmes

Maria Silva Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Textiles class



Such a quick and easy to follow class. Very enjoyable! Second time I've done a class through them. Highly recommend if you want to learn something new

Textiles workshop review by Maria Silva Sydney

Anne Keniry Aug 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Textiles class



After participating in the class I felt confident about sewing a mask and all the questions I had after reading Mask patterns were answered by the class. The step by step instructions were vey clear and helpful.


Narelle Connell Aug 2020

Textiles class



I really enjoyed this class, it was easy to follow along and very helpful. Thank you


Jackie Mahony Aug 2020

Textiles class



This was really helpful to see along with. I’ll be able to make these independently now. In a world that has my mind boggling with home schooling and admin, it was great just to be shown how to do something. Not having to figure it out myself. Thanks


Teresa Lee Aug 2020

Textiles class



An excellent class and teacher - easy to follow over the Zoom call with clear instructions and useful tips :)

Sew a Reusable Face Mask from Fabric review by Teresa Lee

Helen Barr Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Introduction to Ceramics at Home



Thanks, I had was fun. I enjoyed the pack sent out and the pottery class.


Anne Keniry Aug 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Make Recycled Paper at Home



Nichola gave really clear instructions and lots of great explanations and gave hints and inspiring ideas to take the basics learnt to more advanced options. Loved the class - she is a lovely knowledgeable teacher.


Katrina Larkham Aug 2020

Learn Screen Printing at Home



My daughter loved taking part in this class. Thanks for sharing your craft with us all during these challenging times.


Cathy Parry Aug 2020

Make Natural Incense at Home



great lesson, we learnt a lot and enjoyed making our incense cones online while at home!


Jennifer Eldridge Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Perfume Making class



Clear and easy to follow instructions and good supply of materials. Able to continue by using many natural products


Karol Jones Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Make Natural Incense at Home



Class was informative and Nichola answered all my questions before I even asked! Great class for those looking to try their hand at incense making. Great price and the kit was very handy.


Rini Ismail Aug 2020

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

Perfume Making class



A very fun activity. Very simple to do and follow. Nichola explained all the equipment required, where to get materials, method and cleaning up. Everything is in the craft box. The wax tablets smells delicious and I'm looking forward to picking up natural dry botanical during my walks to make more wax tablet. Thank you Nichola.

Make Botanical Wax Tablets at Home review by Rini Ismail

Erika Coates Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Perfume Making class



This was the first time I have done a class and I loved it. Nichola was an excellent communicator, making it very easy to understand the process. Will definitely look at taking more classes. Great fun


Sally Whittaker Aug 2020

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Learn Screen Printing at Home



Loved this class. Kit is awesome, Nicola is a great teacher with clear directions and great demonstration. Am ready to work on my first screen print Yeah


Rini Ismail Aug 2020

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

Learn Screen Printing at Home



Amazed at how easy this is after reviewing youtube videos on diy screen printing. The craft box has all you need to get yourself started. Nichola will run through the booklet and then show you how to draw and cut your selected pattern. Tips on printing incl. colours and preparing the screen and printing the pattern, cleaning and how to care for your printing and equipment. Multiple video angles and all questions answered in real-time. Definitely a good start now via online class. I'm looking forward to in-class session once this lock-down is over  + more


Rini Ismail Aug 2020

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

Textiles class



Easy to follow instructions incl. fabric materials, tips on the sewing machine, how to measure to find a good fit mask, sewing the darts, nose wire and filter pocket. Multiple video angles. Questions all answered in real time. Nichola is a great instructor. Can't wait to make mask for my family.


Rini Ismail Aug 2020

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

Make Botanical Dyes for Fabric and Yarn at Home



had amazing time learning natural dye at home with Nichola. i have everything in the craft box to get myself started. We watched Nichola doing it live on the multiple videos. She answered all the questions we have. I'm just amazed at the outcome with the different colours. Nichola covered so much in the session. I just can't wait to experiment


Rini Ismail Aug 2020

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

Carve Your Own Rubber Stamps at Home



I had so much fun doing stamp carving looking forward to doing more stamps for patterns, cards, stamps, fabric etc. The craft box has all the essential materials I need to get started. During the live session, we have multiple videos so able to follow through each steps and get to meet other attendees. Post session I keep watching the video to practice the carving methods.


Tracy Adams Aug 2020

Make Botanical Dyes for Fabric and Yarn at Home



A lot to cover in one class but presented really well. Great tips and examples and I’m looking forward to trying these in my own kitchen soon. Thank you

Textiles workshop review by Tracy Adams

Ruth Stringer Aug 2020

Make Botanical Dyes for Fabric and Yarn at Home



Nichola was very clear and having the two cameras made it easy to see what was going on at each stage. Questions were answered in real time, which was great. The combination of printed notes and seeing the demonstration makes me feel confident about giving this a try in my own time.


Emma Sweet Aug 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Make Soy Candles at Home



Nichols was Really clear and helpful as usual thanks so much looking forward to making candles


Cheryl Galpin Aug 2020

Learn How to Weave at Home



I enjoyed this class. Thanks, Nichola. The instructions were clear and shown well during the live streaming so I could follow what you ere doing.


Rini Ismail Aug 2020

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

Learn How to Weave at Home



totally enjoyed the class esp. for a beginner like me. Nichola explained and showed the different techniques step by step for us to try and what things to consider when weaving. loved the video too as I watched it a few times to get the method right. Loved the frame loom that comes in the craft box - perfect size for a beginner. Such a joy to open the box - wrapped with care.

Learn How to Weave at Home review by Rini Ismail

Claire Cooke Jul 2020

34 ClassBento workshops attended • 29 reviews

Learn Screen Printing at Home



I really enjoyed the class. The teacher gave clear instructions and many useful tips. This was fun!


Laarni Lagasca Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Make Soy Candles at Home



Easy to follow, and detailed explanation with Nichola. All materials provided are quality for first time learners as well.


Heather Vmch Jul 2020

101 ClassBento workshops attended • 84 reviews

Perfume Making class



Thank you Nichola for a well presented and fun activity. Your set up was absolutely gorgeous.


Rini Ismail Jul 2020

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

Make Natural Incense at Home



Nichola is a great teacher and instructor. Very knowledgeable and patience in answering all kind of questions from the participants. Can't wait to try this and try different herbs, essential oils and botanical - all natural to create a nice scent. Thank you


Jennifer Eldridge Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Make Natural Incense at Home



Really enjoyed and got a lot of ideas. Great to see it all demonstrated for the finer details.


Kylie McCarthy Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Make Soy Candles at Home



My daughter & I loved the candle making class. So many helpful tips. Thanks so much


Liz Wright-McCleary Jul 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



Nichola had a lovely welcoming style, explained things very well and clearly had strong knowledge on the workshop. The products were beautiful, were packaged well and arrived in a timely fashion. The class was for my team of 14 people and everyone enjoyed it.


Chippy Rajan Jul 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



Well taught and explained all steps clearly. Can't wait to make other candles again Thanks a lot

Make Soy Candles at Home review by Chippy Rajan Sydney

Shannon Worcester Jul 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



Such a great activity to do from home. Nichola was wonderful, the post out kit had everything I needed and the zoom class was so easy to follow My house now smells amazing. Thank you Nichola.

Candle Making workshop review by Shannon Worcester

Wendy Forster Jul 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



Very informative and easy to follow. Enjoyed the class very much thank you. Look forward to the next one

Make Soy Candles at Home review by Wendy Forster

Sharyn Ulcoq Jun 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



Nichola was lovely and very helpful with explaining and guiding us through the process! Love my candles !

Candle Making workshop review by Sharyn Ulcoq Sydney

Rini Ismail Jun 2020

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

Make Your Own Soap at Home



A great refresher course as I had attended in class before with Nichola. Truly enjoyed it. Nichola is such a natural host and great instructor. She answered any questions we have. With the recording and multiple camera views (image), it's a great way to keep practicing at own pace Just waiting on a few more kits and ingredients before on the way to making my own soaps.

Soap Making workshop review by Rini Ismail

Sue Hearn Jun 2020

Perfume Making class



Nichola was Well prepared, very comfortable and skilled with her IT equipment, very clear, informative and relaxed. As I was the only participant she kindly sent a video. I really enjoyed Nichola’s class. Thank you Sue


Alicia Lockyer Jun 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



Class was well paced, instructions were clear. Nichola presented very well. Information about products used was also good. Thanks Nichola.


Samar Kanj Jun 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



Excellent course! Highly recommended. Nichola is a wonderful presenter and the course content and duration was perfect!


Jessica Scarola Jun 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Make Soy Candles at Home



Explained how to make candles perfectly, very informative and friendly great class thank you Nicola


Brianna Tuohy Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Make Soy Candles at Home



Nichola was an amazing teacher. My stepmum and I had a really great time whipping up candles from home! I was able to give a few as gifts and we're excited to try and make some on our own as Christmas gifts. Highly recommended


Rini Ismail Jun 2020

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

Introduction to Ceramics at Home



It was a great session on a Saturday morning to learn ceramic basics from home. Nichola is very knowledgeable, gave clear instructions and a lot of tips. The various camera views were very helpful too.


Joyce Seitzinger Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Screen Printing at Home



So enjoyed this. Nichola gave us a process that was easy to follow and shared lots of tips and tricks that will help as we get more experienced. And I was immediately able to put it to use.

Learn Screen Printing at Home review by Joyce Seitzinger

Tracey Bright Jun 2020

Introduction to Ceramics Class



Nicola came to our work place and set up a station for all 7 of us to make our little clay pots/ornaments/vases great way to do a team bonding experience. She was on time, friendly, professional and joined in with our conversations. A fun evening was had by all.


Megan Stringer Jun 2020

Learn Indigo Shibori Dyeing at Home



Nichola had the tutorial down pat! Her instructions were very clear, concise and comprehensive. She covered a lot of ground in a very efficient way. I now feel very confident to put the techniques into practice.


Stephanie Frazer Jun 2020

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Learn Screen Printing at Home



Informative , knowledgeable, friendly and clearly explained and demonstrated the process of screen printing perfectly! Thank you


Manja Rhijn Jun 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Carve Your Own Rubber Stamps at Home



I really enjoyed this class, it was amazing to see how relaxing stamp carving is. I am not the best at detail and I was impressed with how easy this was. It was a really enjoyable informative well put together class.

Carve Your Own Rubber Stamps at Home review by Manja Rhijn Sydney

Sheree Ford May 2020

Make Your Own Soap at Home



This is a lovely workshop that is easy to do and follow along with. Nichola is a knowledgeable teacher and coveted everything we needed to know. Would definitely recommend.


Katy Davies May 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



The kit sent was beautifully presented and the class was great and informative. I'm glad that a handout was also given so that I can use for more in future- I'm definitely going to be making more now I know how!

Candle Making workshop review by Katy Davies Sydney

Emma Keen May 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Screen Printing at Home



Great instruction, easy to follow and excellent examples - has so much fun in this class!

Textiles workshop review by Emma Keen

Sarah Griffin May 2020

Learn Screen Printing at Home



The course helped me to refresh my knowledge of how to screenprint. The information was well presented and easy to follow. I would recommend this class as a great first step in learning how to screenprint.


Nan Herlihen May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Make Soy Candles at Home



From ordering to delivery everything was smooth sailing. The session with Nicole was excellent and the ability to ask questions along the way was very helpful. An awesome Saturday afternoon in. Thank you!

Make Soy Candles at Home review by Nan Herlihen

Andrea Bolitho May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Make Soy Candles at Home



Great instructions given and different products made new hobby found to keep me busy! Thank you

Candle Making workshop review by Andrea Bolitho

Chelsea Lee May 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



She was very patient and calm. And she had cameras on different angles so it was easy to follow instructions. I really enjoyed the class.


Rachel Devine May 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



Nichola was super warm and welcoming. She explained each step really clearly, and gave some helpful hints along the way. I really enjoyed the session, thank you!

Candle Making workshop review by Rachel Devine

Erica Olson May 2020

Learn Screen Printing at Home



Clear, concise, great instructor and nice too! Good tips to make screen printing simple and effective.

Textiles workshop review by Erica Olson

Jennifer Johns May 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



This class was great. The teacher was concise and clear and tried to engage the class well. The recommendations on where to buy things as well as having the written instructions and the recording provided is an amazing help when attempting this after the class. The only downside is the colour i received for my candle was a Barbie Pink which is not very nice. I do understand this is just personal taste and luck though. Thank you.


Jordan Fisher May 2020

Make Botanical Dyes for Fabric and Yarn at Home



Informative and well structured class. Nichola knows her stuff and provides some practical tips on getting the most from the experience. It's amazing the affects we can create from things from the garden. So many colours and so many possibilities.


Jacinta Dean May 2020

Learn Indigo Shibori Dyeing at Home



Thank You Nicola for being an amazing teacher. We had a great time learning Shibori Dyeing and we are looking forward to more dyeing and doing more classes with you. Thank you!


Marie May 2020

Learn How to Weave at Home



Thoroughly enjoyed this class Didn't realise how much I'd love weaving. Nicola was very patient and explained how to weave so that novices could understand.


Claire Rowsell May 2020

Learn How to Weave at Home



Loved it, easy to follow, although a bit tricky at points. I got it as a present for mothers day and in turn for my mum for her mothers day. My mum is now obsessed, haha


Jennifer Debono May 2020

Introduction to Ceramics at Home



Thoroughly enjoyed, Nicole very helpful and explained everything fully. Thanks for a great time. Time went way too quickly.


Sarah Dickson May 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



We decided to have a candle making class as a social activity to do with our clients as we cannot visit them due to COVID-19 restrictions. Due to Australia Post delays, we needed to allow about two weeks for the craft boxes to be delivered interstate but Nichola was accommodating in moving the class time for us.

Make Soy Candles at Home review by Sarah Dickson

Michelle Marshall May 2020

Learn Indigo Shibori Dyeing at Home



This was such an informative class! I highly recommend. It moves fast, but there is alot to cover! Beautiful results Thank you very much

Learn Indigo Shibori Dyeing at Home review by Michelle Marshall Sydney

Emma Goss May 2020

Learn Indigo Shibori Dyeing at Home



Fantastic class- demystified something I thought was very complicated and very nicely answered all my silly questions. Highly recommend. think actually I learnt more doing it in my own home . Thank you!

Learn Indigo Shibori Dyeing at Home review by Emma Goss

Elsa Glover May 2020

Katazome Rice Paste Resist Class at Home



Super interesting class, and very grateful that we could do it over zoom and keep our social distance! It is something we never would have picked up otherwise. Only negative thing is that its a lot more complicated a process than we realised when we signed up. Will take a couple of days to get a finished product. Might be better to tell people to set aside a day, and have the class in the morning so they can spend the rest of the day working on it.


Sadie Cuming May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Katazome Rice Paste Resist Class at Home



I loved it - It was great to be able to do it at home and have a kit of stuff to be able to continue it in our own time. I’ll happily share a photo once I’ve had a chance to do it. Now I’m thinking of signing up for a few more!


Joanna Moussa May 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



Very informative and friendly. Happy to answer any questions I had and give supplier recommendations.


Damien Hodgkinson May 2020

Learn How to Weave at Home



It was a fantastic session and Nicola was an excellent instructor with a great multi-camera set up to show us different views of her weaving steps. Mini loom kit was great to get started and will be handy for small projects. The 1.5 hrs went very quickly and it was a fun way to spend a Saturday morning.


Parull Isharani May 2020

Learn How to Weave at Home



Was very informative and hoping to do a detailed one soon.


Luis Martinez May 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



A very clear and enjoyable way to learn! I'd definitely do it again! xx


Johanna Hall May 2020

Learn How to Weave at Home



Really enjoyed the class, it was great fun and very well presented. Would have liked a little more time to absorb different weaving techniques and ways of starting and finishing new yarns. Some demonstrations would be easier to follow if magnified during presentation. If was a great Mother's Day gift, thank you for making it happen. Hoped to have something worthwhile to show you soon, Best wishes Marguerite


Sage Hay May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Learn How to Weave at Home



All questions verbally answered and steps re shown to ensure questions were answered and understood which was great. I started late as I was told the wrong start time by my children lol who organised for me to join the tutorial but I was able to quickly catch up. Thank you enjoy the class


Maria Melevo May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn How to Weave at Home



Great class! Very informative and was easy to follow. Was great to get everything sent to me and to do the class from the comfort of my home. Highly recommended


Natalie Turns May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn How to Weave at Home



What a fantastic class! Nichola’s pace, style and teaching techniques were spot on for me and the craft box was such a nice treat for remote learning. Would highly recommend.


Nadine Louis May 2020

Learn How to Weave at Home



Nichola was great, class was perhaps a little fast at times but that may have been because I got in the zone Had a great time and learnt lots.


Emma Sweet May 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Learn How to Weave at Home



Really clear instructions and patient teacher. Cant wait until Aus Post deliver my kit to do my own weaving


Jacqui Bourke May 2020

Learn How to Weave at Home



Great presentation. Thanks really enjoyed it which was the reason for going it. Let's see how I go


Laura Thomas May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Make Soy Candles at Home



This class was fantastic. Nichola was so kind and was a great teacher. We had an issue with Australia Post getting the package in time, and I didn't get it before my class, but Nichola was so accommodating with changing the date at the last minute and letting me collect the package. Thanks;;


Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings May 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Make Recycled Paper at Home



I had a great time learning how to make paper over Zoom with Nichola. I suggest prepping your workspace with towels in advance so you can dive in to the making, and know that your hands will get wet and a bit messy so make sure your computer/device isn't too close to you. Nichola showed us how to use the things in our kit but also gave some beginner-friendly ideas for how to incorporate other dyes and add-ins to the paper. I used my kitchen blender but I enjoyed this so much and can see recycling paper becoming a regular activity, so I am planning  + more


Leah Karam May 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



It was good, just unfortunate that the video kept freezing. It would have been a great class. I still managed to finish my candle and it was successful so I say, great class! The box came on time (given the circumstances) and was perfect. Thank you!


Geoff Orton May 2020

Introduction to Ceramics at Home



Great class that covered a lot of helpful tips for beginning ceramics at home. Very clear instructions, and well set up with multiple camera views to see what was happening. Loved it!


Elissa Smith May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Make Botanical Dyes for Fabric and Yarn at Home



This would be a great class to do in a day workshop. This short class will just whet your appetite. I plan on doing a lot of experimenting!


Kelly Banek May 2020

Make Natural Incense at Home



Loved this class. Such a simple and impressive skill to have up my sleeve. Will continue to practice and explore the options with homemade incense.

Perfume Making workshop review by Kelly Banek

Julia Lee May 2020

Make Natural Incense at Home



Nichola is so knowledgeable and shares her passion for handmade goodness in a calm and easy way. The class is well paced and there is plenty of time and opportunity to ask questions. The online element is well executed, you can see from multiple camera perspectives what she is doing. Great for adults and children alike. Thank you!


Edward Liew Apr 2020

Introduction to Ceramics at Home



Great introductory class to ceramics! Had so much fun learning the basics and so many techniques and tips. Really amazing how this could be done at home via Zoom! Highly recommended.

Introduction to Ceramics at Home review by Edward Liew Sydney

Ann Lee Apr 2020

Introduction to Ceramics at Home



Thank you Nichola! Loved the class and it was more than I expected. Very happy with my little creations.

Pottery workshop review by Ann Lee Sydney

Maribel Finnin Apr 2020

Make Your Own Soap at Home



This class was great - The online platform worked well with multiple camera angles so every stage of the process could be seen clearly - it was probably better than the view in real life! Nichola is a great teacher - took us through all of the steps and was very knowledgeable about the whole process and offering handy hints, always happy to answer questions. I feel confident to have a go at this at home. Loved it and will definitely look at doing more courses Thanks for a great class!


Amber Mawene Apr 2020

Make Your Own Soap at Home



Nic is a natural host. She was patient with participants tech problems, answered all questions quickly and offered useful tips for the future. The class was easy to follow, easy enough for someone like me who has never been a particularly 'crafty' person. I find watching and participating a more effective learning method than reading a guide. The fact that we have this recording is great as I can go back and watch it again and again. I am based in the UK and the class was held at a convenient time for both Australian and UK residents. Great Class,  + more


Elaine Willis Apr 2020

Make Your Own Soap at Home



Hi Nichola It was very interesting watching what goes on in making soap a lot more than i thought! If i could give you 10 out of 5 I would of. You make everything look so easy. Will be joining you again soon. Elaine


Kirsten Crosby Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Make Soy Candles at Home



Fun class. Enjoyed receiving the supplies in the mail and following along online. Great product

Make Soy Candles at Home review by Kirsten Crosby

Rachael Leitch Apr 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



Thanks for a great class. I’m enjoying making my candles. Can’t wait to burn them.


Levina Then Apr 2020

Learn Indigo Shibori Dyeing at Home



Nichola is a wonderful teacher and the workshop was so fun and insightful. I really recommend doing Handmaker's factory DIY at home indigo shibori workshop.

Textiles workshop review by Levina Then

Lisa Wilkinson Apr 2020

Learn Indigo Shibori Dyeing at Home



I loved this class, it was really informative. I can’t wait to get started dying things.


Bev Dahlenburg Apr 2020

Learn Indigo Shibori Dyeing at Home



Excellent online class by Natalia. The structure of class easy to follow and the different camera angles helped to fully see what was required to complete the class. I found the box of supplies were generous and well labelled so it was easy to find exactly what you needed to complete the dyeing process on your own. Thank so much. I will be happy to do other classes with you. Bev


Michelle Norman Apr 2020

Learn Indigo Shibori Dyeing at Home



Nicola, gave an excellent presentation. She was very well organized, her cameras were well set up and it was a professional well executed demonstration. I also found the pace and length just right, so thank you.


Gyounghee Lee Apr 2020

Learn Indigo Shibori Dyeing at Home



It was very nice class. It was the first time for me and better than I expected. Nichola was very thorough and took all the questions. Thank you .


Emma Keen Apr 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn How to Weave at Home



It was a very interactive class, our teacher explained things well, wonderful teacher! Made the class really enjoyable Got halfway through a project in class

Textiles workshop review by Emma Keen Sydney

Lisa Wong Apr 2020

Learn How to Weave at Home



Was hard to hear at times but it was a very good class to give you tips on weaving. Thoroughly enjoy it and found it hard to stop. Nice to get the equipment and learn at home.

Textiles workshop review by Lisa Wong

Jaya Puvanenthiran Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Make Soy Candles at Home



This was a fun and easy class to follow! Glad I could finally do this

Make Soy Candles at Home review by Jaya Puvanenthiran

Lucie Rushton Apr 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



Amazzzzzing! Loved it! Very easy to use and Nichola is a fantastic teacher look forward to booking my next class!

Make Soy Candles at Home review by Lucie Rushton Sydney

Ella Scott Apr 2020

Make Soy Candles at Home



Clear instructions, helpful to have the video to refer to later Thank you very much!


Ashley Carlstein Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Make Soy Candles at Home



Thanks Nichola! It was a great class and looking forward to burning my new candle :)


Mina Park Mar 2020

Soap and Shampoo Making Class



We had a great time at our class today. The teacher was great she answered all our questions and gave us good tips. We had 5 students in our class. The space was intimate and great. There were so many types of oils, herbs, clays and colours to make different kind of our own soap. We were lucky to have less people in the class so we all can take a lot of soap home.

Soap and Shampoo Making Class review by Mina Park Sydney

Alicia Mar 2020

Indigo Shibori Dyeing Workshop



This class was run at a good, leisurely pace. Nichola was an excellent teacher giving us good instruction on the various techniques but also letting us do our own experimenting. There were ample supplies provided plus we could use our own items. I thoroughly recommend it.


Tina McCarthy Mar 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Indigo Shibori Dyeing Workshop



Knowledgeable, friendly, inclusive And this class was so much fun I’m going back for more


Jodee Jackson Feb 2020

Eco Candle Making Class



Teacher Nicola was good Venue was fine Our group had fun making candles & learning the process


Naomi Robertson Feb 2020

Introduction to Ceramics Class



The class was awesome! Hands on instruction for techniques you can’t really bugger up even if you tried! Such a wide range of colours and tools to play around with and am super excited to see what my pieces come out looking like when they’re all fired up!


Marie Vilchez Feb 2020

Soap and Shampoo Making Class



Teacher was good and had a lot of helpful tips. We made over a kilo of soap each so its value for money.


Blaize Feb 2020

Screen Printing Class



Such a fun & informative class! Gorgeously creative & welcoming space. Everything we needed for the class was provided. The teacher (Stef) was lovely - very knowledgeable & helpful. Stef was great at explaining the overall screen printing process to us, then breaking down each step & explaining the techniques and the use of the tools. Each person could work at their own pace & Stef helped each of us to walk away from the class with our own stencils & designs printed onto calico to keep. I had brought along a canvas tote bag to print on (once  + more


Jason Bourne Feb 2020

Eco Candle Making Class



Great fun class very informative and loads of fun for the team, it was a great team building experience

Candle Making workshop review by Jason Bourne

Maria Fichera Feb 2020

Soap and Shampoo Making Class



I really enjoyed the soap and shampoo bar making class today. Left with a good amount of soap The lesson was very easy to follow and fought very well. Thank you so much!


Natasha Berchy Feb 2020

Eco Candle Making Class



A very informative class with friendly teacher Definitely recommended for those interested in candle making.


Christopher Wakefield Jan 2020

Incense Making Class



A welcoming space and very friendly, knowledgable teacher. Plenty of choice of ingredients and useful information on where to obtain your own supplies. We had fun making incense and also some herb bundles to take home.


Eva Sommers Dec 2019

Eco Candle Making Class



We made soy candles. Our teacher was excellent. Louis was also excellent. Regards, Eva Sommers


Qaisara Mohamad Dec 2019

Eco Candle Making Class



We made soy scented candles and it was a very welcoming and informative private class! My first class with handmaker's factory and with classbento. It really was an amazing experience and ended up being a nice gift which mum appreciates :)

Candle Making workshop review by Qaisara Mohamad

Hannah Farrow Dec 2019

Weaving Workshop



A great intro into hand weaving by a knowledgeable teacher. Got to keep the loom, and learned a number of techniques.


Pamela Freeman Nov 2019

Eco Candle Making Class



Great class, very informative teacher & extremely helpful on how to source materials to make candles at home.


Trish Briggs Nov 2019

Eco Candle Making Class



What a wonderful night for our work social club. Everything went so smoothly and everyone was very engaged. We look forward to do it again next year. Thanks so much

Candle Making workshop review by Trish Briggs Sydney

John Chana Nov 2019

Introduction to Ceramics Class



She was friendly, helpful to the perfect amount which allowed us to handle the clay independently while providing guidance whenever required. Allowed for great hands on experience


Grace Lau Nov 2019

Eco Candle Making Class



We made beautifully scented candles, and the teacher was very friendly and generous, as she gave extra jars/ tea light cases than what was advertised. However, the smell when burning the candles at home were very faint.


Ko Dowd Oct 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Screen Printing Class



Great class, lots of fun. Informative, productive and really good small group, so each person was able to benefit from direct instruction. Great teacher.


Darcy Butterly Oct 2019

Skincare and Haircare class



Nichola was so friendly, knew many things about products being used and made sure it was all natural and done safely. My friends and I came away with beautiful smelling products and happy faces.


Jessica Taylor Oct 2019

Eco Candle Making Class



Had a fabulous time with Nicola from Habdmaker's Factory doing botanical printing and candle making. She was so incredibly helpful, very friendly and knowledgeable. It was great to learn new skills in a friendly and encouraging environment! The candles I made are good enough to sell and I will never look at leaves the same way again


Asami Ako Sep 2019

Introduction to Ceramics Class



Nichola was amazing! She showed us all the techniques and help us make our special pots, dish, and cups. She was also telling us where we can get all the equipment for pottery so we know where to go if we want to take it further. I had so much fun with my girls for my Hens and Nichola made the day very special. It was 3 hrs workshop but time flies because we were so into it!

Pottery workshop review by Asami Ako

Robyne McGowan Sep 2019

Lampshade Making Workshop



Great teacher, good easy to follow instruction, thoroughly enjoyed it. Came away with a lovely lampshade.


Isata Kabia Sep 2019

Soap and Shampoo Making Class



The class was interesting. I had no experience, the teacher makes it easy for me to understand every details and she was patiently answering to all our questions. I can say I am 100% confident to make soap and shampoo. She also give us websites to buy equipment and ingredients and that we can call her if we needed help in the future.


Kate Barraclough Sep 2019

Eco Candle Making Class



Really enjoyed the class. Nicola was friendly and well organized, which made the class very relaxing/enjoyable. Loved that she gave you a booklet/handout with all the information you need to make eco candles again when you’re at home and where to get supplies. Loved that she’s eco conscious and that you can do everything without having to buy too much new stuff either, maybe just a thermometer for me. Would highly recommend :)




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