Textiles

Costume Clinic

Saturday, October 16th- 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM • $45

Bring your ideas and costume projects to this costume clinic to take your costume to the next level this Halloween.

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Halloween Box Bottom Tote

Wednesday, October 20th • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM • $35

Create a super cute Halloween-themed tote bag! Great class for beginners.

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Textile Tuesday

Tuesday, October 26th – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM • $10

An evening of sewing with experts on hand to help and wonderful machines from standard to walking foot!

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Holiday Apron Workshop

Sunday, November 7th • 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM • $45

Customize your own unique fall-inspired apron. Whether your style is basic or over the top you can make the perfect apron. Learn how to finish seams, apply patch packets, and even ruffles! Great class for beginning sewers.

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Sewing 101 Bootcamp

Sunday, November 14th • 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM • $45

Basic sewing lessons! Learn the basics and get hands-on time on machines. Great for beginners.

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Nuno Silk Felting Workshop

Thursday, November 18th • 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM • $45

Learn how wool can easily be felted to silk organza making interesting textures and patterns. Nuno Felted materials is the perfect materials for wall hangings, scarves, wraps, and require no finishing!

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Textile Tuesday

Tuesday, November 30th • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM • $10

An evening of sewing with experts on hand to help and wonderful machines from standard to walking foot!

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Holiday PJ Pants Workshop

Sunday, December 5th • 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM • $70

Learn basic sewing skills like making elastic waistbands, hemming, and stitching simple seams with accuracy. You will go home with a pair of festive PJ pants and the skills to make more for everyone in your crew this holiday season!

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Sewing 101 Bootcamp

Sunday, December 12th • 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM • $45

Basic sewing lessons! Learn the basics and get hands-on time on machines. Great for beginners.

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Ice Dying workshop

Sunday, December 12th • 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM • $45

Learn the fabric dying technique-Ice Dying. In this workshop, you will learn to use fiber-reactive dyes and ice to create permanent watercolor-like designs on fabric or clothing.

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Textiles Program

Textiles Work Space
 

Make things that help your community

Mask making for with the Oakland Community PPE program or use textiles tools to prototype and design new gear. 

Excellent selection of machines

For sewing everything!
Industrial Sewing Machine

Solid Steel from the 1930's

This walking foot-machine is set up for leather sewing and upgraded with a servo motor for all the control
Textile Tool Storage with Irons, scissors, and books
 

Shotgun silkscreening 

Using lasers and spray glue you can silkscreen unique creations.

Coverstitching!

This specialty machine will change how you look at hemming forever.

Serger

This Juki overlock machine is perfect for all your stretchy and knit materials.

Supplies and machines

The textiles area has been relocated to suite 206 to increase the distance between workstations. It is a reconfigurable space with a variety of tables and chairs, including two large rolling cut tables and large rotary mats.  We have a large variety of fabrics and notions that are available for member use.

Training and certification

While the basic sewing machines don’t require certification, we highly recommend that you take a class or get help with the Pfaff walking foot machine if you have never used these types of machines before. The Juki Serger and the Janome Coverstitch machines both require certification or supervision.

Leatherworking

We have a basic complement of leather hand working tools to go along with our Pfaff walking foot heavy-duty leather sewing machine.

Silkscreening

All the basic tools for both traditional and non-traditional silkscreening are available. We often use laser-cut mylar stencils to create the resist for quick silkscreen runs.