Mini Loom Weaving

22nd October, 2020 For the past couple of weeks the Cre8 Lab students have been concentrating on finishing the Mini Loom Weaving workshop. Fun Facts  Weaving is acknowledged as one of the oldest surviving crafts in the world. The tradition of weaving traces back to Neolithic times – approximately 12,000 years ago. Even before the actual…

Makerspace Creations Term 4 2020

8th September, 2020 It is getting closer to the end of the term, and we have had some great activities in the Makerspace. Firstly, the term started off with the girls furiously painting and decorating A3 peices of paper for the “Wings Mural” that was put up during week 5. There was approximately 200 feathers…

Laser Printing on Material

6th August, 2019 Rolling on to week three and the students have started working on the final workshop for this term, being the Laser Printing on Material workshop. The first step was to design something that would fit onto an A4 sheet of paper, working on their devices, the students had to decide what they…

McAuley Makerspace Term 2, 2019

11th June, 2019 Makerspace Term 2 has been super popular! We stared the term with mask painting inspired by the 2019 Whole School Project – Building Bingavia. We looked at traditional masks and art from Papua New Guinea and the students used paints and paper plates to create the masks. Week 2 was super busy…

Japanese Journal Binding

31st May, 2019 Fun Fact: The foundational Japanese version of stab binding is called Yotsume Toji, which roughly translates to “four holes.” This is also the basic Chinese version, while the Korean standard has five holes (a more favourable number in Korean culture). All styles were practiced during the Edo period in Japan and the Qing Dynasty…

BoHo Hippy Bracelets

29th October, 2018 During the first week of term 4 the Cre8 Lab workshops began.  The first workshop being the BoHo Hippy Bracelets. The bracelets are made of scrap materials, bits and pieces of braid and wire, as well as beads and buttons.  The students were very excited and most of them were able to…

Macrame Keyrings

15th February 2018 The McAuley MakerSpace has been a hive of activity during the first 4 weeks of term.  Students have enjoyed creating paper flowers, pom poms, name badges and this week they are learning the skill of Macrame. Creating their own key ring out of natural cotton cord or jute and adding a couple…

Basket Weaving

13th February 2018 Here are some of the finished projects. More to come. 9th February 2018 During week three, the students were introduced to basket weaving.  They were able to choose between raffia, twine and wool. Using different techniques such as coiling and blanket stitch weaving. It was a very social workshop with the students…