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Textiles

A Maker Space is more than just high-tech fabrication; sometimes the best way to make a project flexible and adaptable to organic forms is with textiles. 

The Maker Hub is equipped with an easy-to-learn, heavy duty sewing machine for working with a range of fabrics.

We also have a Dorset Manual Loom, knitting supplies, and a LOT of yarn. 

 

Textile Shop: What you need to know

  • Remember that sewing machines are delicate machines. Don’t force anything, and if the sound suddenly changes, STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND ASK FOR HELP.
  • You need a safety orientation to use the Sewing Machines, Serger, and Digital Embroidery Machine.
  • To get help, talk to volunteers with the Sewing Machine skill, or Digital Embroidery skill.
  • Some supplies listed here may be out of stock, and we receive new consumables all the time. Please contact the Maker Hub to confirm supplies, or drop by to see what we have available.
  • Check out our Workshops and Events page for upcoming Introductory Sessions.

Reservations

  • You need reservations for the Sewing Machines, Serger, and Digital Embroidery Machine. You can make a reservation by talking to a volunteer in person, or accessing our chat system online.
  • If you are sitting down to use an unreserved machine, place a reservation for your estimated time of use, so everyone knows the machine isn’t available.

Cleaning Up

Fabric, thread, and yarn are free for you to use for your projects. However, PLEASE PUT ALL MATERIALS BACK WHEN DONE, IN A NEAT AND TIDY MANNER.

  • Roll up unused yarn.
  • Wind up thread
  • Put fabric back folded up and arranged vertically in the drawers, so that all material is visible.

We also have lots of yarn and tools for knitting and crochet. Ask about our knitting groups and workshops!

 

Dorset Loom

Dorset Loom

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A loom is a device for making fabric by weaving yarn or thread.

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Janome HD-3000 Sewing Machine

Janome HD-3000 Sewing Machine

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The HD-3000 is a heavy duty machine, perfect for a beginner or sewist looking to do a wide range of sewing.

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Knitting Supplies

Knitting Supplies

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The Maker Hub has a wide array of knitting needles, yarn, and other material for working with textiles.

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Brother PE-770 Digital Embroidery Machine

Brother PE-770 Digital Embroidery Machine

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Take your embroidery to the next level with this feature-rich, user-friendly embroidery machine!

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Brother 1034D Serger

Brother 1034D Serger

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The Brother 20134D Serger is designed for finishing the edges and hems of a wide range of fabrics, including fo

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Janome MemoryCraft 400E Digital Embroidery Machine

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The MC400E makes it easy to personalize, embellish and monogram home décor items, garments and accessories.

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