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The Textile Makerspace is Now Open!

Come to the Textile Makerspace (Pigott Hall, 260-238) between 12 and 3 on November 21st to make a sign or t-shirt before attending the Stanford Faculty Senate meeting on Stanford University Press!

Bring your own t-shirt and design iron-on text and images to cut out with our vinyl cutter! We'll also have colored paper and stickers for signs.

The Textile Makerspace (Pigott Hall, 260-238) provides an environment for exploring infrastructure (sewing machine, serger, vinyl/fabric cutter, cutting implements), reusability and adaptation (patterns), development (making things), and failure (seam ripping) in a materially-centered way. Chatting about digital humanities is optional, but not required!

The Textile Makerspace is co-directed by Nichole Nomura (PhD student in English) and Quinn Dombrowski (DLCL Academic Technology Specialist). Whenever the Makerspace is open, someone can help you assemble and cut out patterns and sew your own creations.

Textile Makerspace Fall Hours

Our theme for October is Halloween costumes. Come by to get ready from Halloween, whether you're adding words to a t-shirt or sewing up something elaborate! In November, we'll have supplies on hand for reusable holiday gift bags and simple holiday presents.

  • Thursday, September 26, 12-1:30
  • Monday, September 30, 3-5
  • Thursday, October 3, 12-1:30
  • Monday, October 7, 11:30-2
  • Thursday, October 10, 12-1:30
  • Thursday, October 17, 12-1:30
  • Monday, October 21, 11:30-2
  • Thursday, October 24, 1:30-3
  • Thursday, October 31, 1:30-3
  • Monday, November 4, 11:30-2
  • Thursday, November 7, 12-1:30
  • Thursday, November 14, 12-1:30
  • Thursday, November 21, 12-1:30
  • Monday, December 2, 11:30-2

To stay up-to-date with dates and announcements, you can join the Textile Makerspace mailing list.

Questions? Email Nichole at nnomura [at] stanford [dot] edu and/or Quinn at qad [at] stanford [dot] edu.

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Don't want to start from scratch? Check out this guide to clothes hacking by Kirin Makker, Grace Hammett, Ethan Leon, & E. Ainsley Rhodes for inspiration.