We will be offering informal open house style introductions to tools in our library.
Knitting machines come in a variety of shapes and sizes for different kinds of projects. We will be demonstrating an Addi Express- a circular knitting machine, and a Brother kx-350 which knits flat panels.
The Silhouette CAMEO uses a small blade to cut over 100 materials, including paper, cardstock, vinyl, and fabric. The CAMEO has the ability to register and cut printed materials and is PixScan™ compatible. (Unfortunately due to staffing issues we will have to re-schedule the CAMEO demo. We are terribly sorry for the inconvenience!)
This is an opportunity to get some hands on experience and to learn about some of the ways you can use these tools to take your creative process further.
Sign up with a suggested donation $5 ticket, RSVP with a free ticket, or make a donation to Fiber Arts Boston
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 1-4 pm
Learn how to use a floor loom to create one of a kind rag rugs. In this class you will learn how to make a warp, set up a loom, recycle fabric and clothes into strips to weave with, plain weave, twill patterns, and finishing techniques for the rug. Each student will have a small rug to take home at the end of the class. Students will be able to work on their projects outside of class time during FABRIC’s open hours.
All materials included, students are welcome to bring clothes or fabrics to supplement provided materials.’
Learn to make a tulle skirt for spring-time frolics! This easy project can be done without any sewing and you will create a skirt of your choice of colors, length, and size to take home. Makes a great costume or dress up piece, and a funky and festive skirt to wear to celebrate the return of flowers and warm weather.
FABRIC and Boston Makers have teamed up to present this program as a part of Boston Design Week. Learn to make some basic garments reusing existing clothes and fabric remnants! Click continue reading below to go to Boston Maker’s site and register!
Choose from two sessions: 10-12 or 1-3
Participants will receive a discount on next weekend’s Indigo dyeing class!
We supply all of the tools and materials, you make Knitted Knockers and/or NICU Octopods that we will mail to the proper charities. Hang out with fellow crafters, enjoy free snacks, and Craft for a Cause!
This class covers a broad overview of basic weaving patterns and structures. You will experiment with weaving on several different pre-set looms to create various sample pieces including: plain weave, plaid, twill, and double weave. The structure of the class will be a round robin style with students switching looms to get a chance to try each pattern. Samples woven during the class will be available to be picked up in May.
All materials and fees included.
FABRIC and Boston Makers have teamed up to present this program as a part of Boston Design Week.
Learn the basics of indigo dyeing by exploring a variety of techniques. Traditional shibori, resist, and pole-dyeing techniques will be included with hands-on help. You will have a choice of items to purchase to dye for $5-$20. Participants may also bring a prewashed item to dye. We recommend 100% cotton or silk fabrics for best results. No previous experience necessary. Come have fun, get messy, explore and see what you can do!
2 sessions – 10-1 or 2-5
Note: Indigo stains WILL. NOT. COME. OUT. Please dress accordingly!
Participants of Sew Your Own Upcycled Clothing hosted by Boston Makers on April 8th will be sent a link to purchase tickets at a $10 discount.
Please note: The entrance to this event faces Malden Street.
Thank you to our sponsor F.H. Perry Builders!