Our students, our facilitators, our mentors and our community – we call ourselves Shedders. We come to this space to shed our fears and preconceptions, get on the tools and get curious. Check out some of the projects we have loved working on.
Who knew learning how to use an angle grinder, impact driver and Japanese hand saw would give me such a fresh outlook on life? Sophie is a wonderful teacher who not only makes it look easy to DIY your own handyman jobs but actually makes it easy to learn and apply.
I have a new passion! Sophie was a fantastic teacher. The space was great. Enough tools for everyone. Her demonstrations and instructions were fabulous, clear, patient and encouraging. I will be back for more. Absolutely loved it!
Sophie may be young, but she is a powerhouse of inspiration, motivation and grit. She gets her message across to all age groups and explains complicated things so simply that it inspires you to better things. In her special way, she is creating a community where all work joyfully together.
I couldn’t speak more highly of Shedding. The workshops are relaxed, non-threatening, educational, and fun. I’m hooked! As a non-binary and queer person, I am often excluded from the various community projects that are available. Here, I immediately felt truly welcomed and seen. This place gets the big rainbow tick of approval.
Highly recommended! Even in a few short hours, Sophie was able to explain the basics of a number of tools and building terminology and then gave the students a chance to put their new found knowledge to the test with her guidance. I will definitely be back to test my skills!
I didn’t have to ask one question because Sophie covered everything! I walked away empowered and hungry for more. I loved the intention of this space and the generosity of the facilitators. If you’re considering a workshop, or donating (cash, knowledge or tools): DO IT! You will love being a part of this powerful project.
So much more than upskilling and learning about tools or carpentry – Shedding is a place where we come together to share stories and empower ourselves and each other. I learnt heaps about basic power tools in a safe environment. Big ups to Sophie and the Shedding community for creating a unique space. Can’t wait for more!
I absolutely love going to Shedding Tools & Tinker afternoons. The UpSkill introduction was one of my favourites – I got such clear in-depth knowledge from it. I left feeling empowered and excited and full of energy from knowledge I gained. The space allows you to apply yourself and learn while being supported by others.
It’s empowering to learn to use and master mysterious tools. To learn woodworking techniques and processes with a hands on approach. Shedding is an encouraging, sharing and respectful learning environment, which is refreshing after some of my previous experiences. Shedding has enriched my life. I highly recommend this workshop.
Shedding is great for learning tools and connecting with the community. Sophie is an amazing teacher with a contagious energy. Her passion for building and helping people allowed me to feel really comfortable asking questions and even making mistakes. I knew she had the patience to guide me through it all. Get amongst it!
What an amazing environment to learn the tricks of the trade and do some DIY. You’ll feel warmly welcomed regardless of age, gender, skill or previous experience. If you’ve ever wanted to become more handy, you’ve found the right place!
Shedding has taught me new skills and I am now confident to take on small repairs around the house! Sophie is a very good teacher. She kept the classes engaging and enjoyable!
I would (and have) recommended Shedding to everyone! Sophie and Patt are knowledgeable and approachable – they provide what you need, whatever your skill level. It has given me a confident sense of direction for my own projects and access to people I can (and will) continue to be involved with. Gratitude is an understatement.
These workshops are ‘hands on’, Sophie was clear with her instruction and she’s a lot of fun too. I now have the confidence to do my own DIY jobs that have been waiting to be fixed for years – I can even pass on some tips to Hubby. I can’t wait to do some more workshops. It is definitely worth it!
Shedding teaches valuable skills to help you tackle personal goals and projects in a creative and harmonious space. Sophie shares a brilliant, “No judgement, only laugh and learn” philosophy, and it truly sets the space. It challenges thoughts and empowers those who engage. I recommend getting involved with shedding to everyone.
Friendly & knowledgeable place to learn about power tools and working with various materials. A beautifully crafted inclusive environment to learn and make new friends. You’ll gain skills and confidence to use tools in no time. Plus all you’ll need to go from design to end product. There are no silly questions and no judgements.
What an amazing intro to woodworking! Sophie is a wonderful, natural, intuitive teacher – welcoming, generous and engaging. Loved the pace – learned a lot, got to measure, cut and drill, all in a super friendly open-air environment. This has set me on the path to making stuff with my own hands!
I attended their UPSKILL carpentry workshop this morning and WOW!!!! SO worthwhile!! Sophie is so inclusive , incredibly warm and really generous with her knowledge. Oh – and an EXCELLENT teacher. I would highly recommend this course to anyone! I learnt so much today!! Thank you!!
Cannot recommend this place highly enough.
You’ll gain skills and confidence and be using tools in no time. You’ll also gain all the knowledge you’ll need to go from design to end product.
There are no silly questions and no judgements, just knowledge freely given and shared.