About FABRIC

We officially open for business at 1pm on July 14th!!!

But before that: a soft trial! FOR FREE!

That’s right! FREE! We will have limited days and times we will be open BEFORE the Grand Opening. We want you, our earliest supporters, to get a chance to come in and try us out and give us feedback on how we can improve this library and space for YOU.

Soft Opening Schedule:

Friday, June 9th: 1pm – 9pm
Saturday, June 10: 11am – 7pm
Sunday, June 11:  11am – 7pm

Thursday, June 15: 1pm – 9pm
Friday, June 16: 1pm – 9pm
Saturday, June 17: 11am – 7pm
Sunday, June 18: 11am – 7pm

Thursday, June 22: 1pm – 9pm
Friday, June 23: 1pm – 9pm

Thursday, June 29: 1pm – 9pm
Friday, June 30: 1pm – 9pm
Saturday, July 1st: 1pm – 6pm

SoWa First Friday:
Open Friday, July 7th: 5pm – 9pm


If you found the library and the space useful, please consider donating $5. We are currently saving up to replace our door with something that will let in lots of natural light, and we are grateful for any help in making that happen before the Grand Opening!


What is FABRIC?

The Fiber Arts Resource and Innovation Center (FABRIC) is a centralized location to learn about and work on fiber and fabric arts and crafts. Whether you’re sewing your 50th corset or just learning to knit, FABRIC is the one stop you need for tools, equipment, books, patterns, and community.

Membership allows you to use all equipment in the library, as well as borrowing privileges.
FOR A LIMITED TIME we are offering a discounted ALL SUMMER PASS that gets you a membership from the Grand Opening until September 30th!

  • Drop-in and work any time we are open for the ENTIRE summer!
  • Access to the resource library any time we are open.
  • Borrow stuff from the library to use at home or on-the-go.
  • And as our first supporters we will be taking your advice on what our first classes should be!

Buy your membership here!

Get your membership – or give a gift membership – today! This is a PERFECT graduation gift for an art school student, or anyone looking to have a space for their craft.

Have a donation?

Help support FABRIC by donating your extra or unwanted accessories, tools, and equipment. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Click here to read more on donating to FABRIC and supporting the fiber arts.

What are fiber arts?

A list of example fiber art disciplines includes, but is not limited to: sewing (which itself includes making costumes/cosplays, quilting, embroidering), knitting, crocheting, tatting, felting, spinning, weaving, and many, many others!

Supporting All Fiber Artists

Fiber arts, like knitting, have been proven to improve quality of life and well-being (Riley, J., et al, 2013 http://goo.gl/WrQ8lz) and that is why FABRIC is dedicated to ensuring access to fiber arts for any person in the Boston area, regardless of background. We will have:

  • Many free classes open to all
  • Senior Citizen discounts
  • Steep discounts for middle & high school students
  • Discounts available to students of any age
  • Grants available for people from low income families
  • Volunteer opportunities to work in exchange for free access
  • Encourage charitable giving of completed objects (e.g. knitting hats for preemies)
  • Open House nights offered quarterly
  • and much more!

 

Mission Statement
We seek to preserve fiber arts for the future through educational classes, a fiber arts library, and the promotion of past and current fiber artists.

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