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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. 

Textile Shop: What you need to know

The Maker Hub is equipped with a variety of textile machines for working with a wide range of fabrics. These include sewing machines, a serger, and digital embroidery machines. We also have a Dorset Manual Loom, knitting and crocheting supplies, and a LOT of yarn.

  • 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 to recieve an orientation from a Volunteer to use the sewing machines, serger, and digital embroidery machines.
  • 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

  • If you need to make a reservation for a Sewing Machines, Serger, or Digital Embroidery Machine, please contact us at makerhub@georgetown.edu or speak to a Volunteer during our open hours.

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!

See textiles-related libguides here

Join Maker Hub Slack space here and subscribe to our #textile-station channel

 

Tools and Equipment in the Maker Hub:

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 formal w

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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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Snap Button Kits

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The Maker Hub has a range of sizes and styles of Snap-button kits which allow snaps to be permanently attached to fab

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