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Shedding is open to everyone. Photo supplied.

Mullumbimby’s Shedding Workshop and community has been supporting people around the Northern Rivers for five years with their inclusive carpentry and building workshops, mobile workshop and events. This Sunday they are celebrating with a free Shed Fest at their Mullumbimby site, 18 Prince Street, Mullumbimby 10am till 3pm.

With a a full day of workshop activities, live musicians, delicious food and drink, spaces to play and rest, Community Shedding founder and director Sophie Wilksch told The Echo they are really excited about bringing the community together.

‘Imagine rugs and bean bags,  bunting and ice cream on the front lawn, accompanied by shade, sweet tunes, good conversation and kind souls.’

Shedding Community Workshop coordinator Sophie Wilksch gives hand on demonstration. Photo supplied.

Throughout the day there will be workshops including tool sharpening, using hand tools, spoon carving, building benches, drawers and more. 

‘We would love you to discover our workshop, our wellbeing values and our amazing crew of skilled and crafty humans who would love to share skills with you,’ said Sophie.  

‘This event is about inclusive wellbeing. We can’t wait to share it with you.’


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