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What is the Makerspace at Scratch?

The Makerspace inhabits the lower level of our shop in Whipple Place on the Lebanon Mall. It's a community work space and education center for makers of all sorts. It's the primary location where we host our classes and workshops. It's also a space where people can work on their various projects. 

How can I access the Makerspace?

The Makerspace is available for use in a few different ways. 

  • Hourly: ($7/hour) Stop by and work on a project during our regular store hours.*
  • Become a member! Access the Makerspace during open hours.* Store your project in one of our storage lockers. Borrow books from the craft book library, or tools from the tool library!
  • Private Groups: Looking for a venue for a birthday party? Want to get a group of friends together for some group crafting and socializing? You can do it here! Contact us for more information about booking a private event.

What kind of equipment is available in the Makerspace? 

The Sewing Bar:

  • Janome Derby, portable sewing machines (4 available)
  • Singer Touch & Sew, Model No. 648
  • Brother, Model No. 1241
  • Brother, Model No. 
  • Viking, Model No. 2841
  • Husqvarna Viking Quilt Designer
  • Self-healing cutting mat, fabric shears, pinking shears, snips, rotary cutters, acrylic rulers, pins, & seam rippers 

Carvey design & work station: 

  • Carvey is a new, remarkably easy to use, tabletop 2.5D carving machine for turning ideas into real objects. (It's like a 3D printer's cool cousin!)
  • It's extremely user-friendly, and can be used by people of all ages!
  • Design station featuring Easel®, a free web application that works seamlessly with Carvey. Design in 2D and view in 3D, instantly. Create a design from scratch, import an existing design you've made, or get started quickly from our library of projects that other Easel users have created and shared.

    Easel runs in the browser and connects to Carvey with USB. If you already have a favorite carving software, Carvey will work with that too.

Weaving Looms: 

  • 22" Mirrix Zach Loom (for tapestry and beading
  • 32" Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom


The makerspace provides work tables and dedicated space for makers. Work in a creative, social environment where you have the opportunity to interact with, and learn from your fellow makers, as well as receive support from Scratch staff. 


The Tool Library and Craft Book Library borrowing privileges are reserved for Makerspace Members

We greatly appreciate the community enthusiasm and support surrounding the Makerspace. Learn more about the phase 2 expansion, and what's coming soon! 


* The Makerspace is available for use anytime during our regular hours. Please check our calendar of events to see when the space is being used for a class. 

Fall Hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm 
(open until 9pm on Thursday) 
Sunday: noon - 6pm 
Monday: closed