If you haven’t heard of Shedding, you’re going to be very excited.
Shedding is a community workshop based in Mullum, where you can explore carpentry, tools and a passion for making and creating. It’s a wonderful treasure trove to have in the community, empowering many individuals on how to safely use and play with tools.
Shedding gives people the self-confidence to do something they may have thought was too hard to do.
Shedding creates a weekly space to experiment building with wood, where you can come with your own project and use the tools, share ideas and collaborate on projects.
Shedding is one of our community partners and holds a Not for Profit membership. We share the same goal of reusing, repairing, salvaging and repurposing items, saving them from going to landfill and fosters a Make & Mend mindset.
It also gives people the self-confidence to do something they may have thought was too hard to do. Shedding also creates a weekly space to experiment building with wood, where you can come with your own project and use the tools, share ideas and collaborate on projects.
Shedding has donated tools to the library including the famous pallet paw, a tool that facilitates the pulling apart of pallets to be able to make something new out of them (see Sophie demonstrating how to use it below). Such a winner!
Sophie the founder of Shedding started her business upcylcing furniture from reclaimed and recycled timbers. This has transferred to Shedding where materials are generally all reclaimed and recycled.
There are many workshops to upskill in at Shedding, including for all skill levels, from intro to tools and building to learning how to build a shelter. There’s even a tool belt making workshop and a beehive making workshop.
The Mullumbimby Repair Cafe
The Mullumbimby Repair Cafe had to find a new home late last year and found a perfect partnership with Sophie at Shedding! Tomorrow (Saturday 16 October) is International Repair Day!
If you haven’t heard of the Repair Cafe or you’ve been meaning to go for ever but never got around to it make a commitment to get on down soon!
They are open Saturday’s 1.30 – 4.30pm at 91 Main Arm Rd, Mullumbimby. You can find them here on Facebook.
Pictured below is Sasha with Repair Cafe volunteer Steve, who fixed one of our whipper snippers recently.
As Pesche, one of Shedding’s pallet furniture students put it,
“You’ll feel warmly welcomed regardless of age, gender, skill or previous experience.”
Shedding is about community and connection. It is a place where a passion for tools and building is celebrated, but also a passion for self-discovery and curiosity.
To see more about Shedding jump onto their wonderful website.