The Textile Makerspace provides a drop-in space for Stanford students, faculty, and staff to sew, knit, crochet, weave, and do other hands-on creative work with textiles. Our hours vary depending on when people are available to staff it but we now have afternoon/evening hours thanks to student staff and volunteers! Check out our hours page for details.
Interested in data visualization and learning how to use textile tools and methods? Sign up for DLCL 203: Data Visualization with Textiles, a 1-credit independent study where you’ll get hands-on experience using the equipment at the Textile Makerspace.
Equipment & supplies
The Textile Makerspace currently has:
- Baby Lock Jubilant sewing machine
- Brother 1034d serger
- Bernina 2500dcet serger/coverstitch
- Janome 900cpx coverstitch
- Brother PE800 Embroidery Machine
- 80s/90s vintage knitting machine
- Cricut Maker
- Vinyl heat press
- Iron & ironing board
- Cutting board & rotary cutter
- Tabletop snap press
- Embroidery hoops
- Personal-size and large looms
- Darning loom
- Button maker
- Crochet hooks (that you can take with you!)
- Assortment of donated fabric, thread & yarn
- Various books and patterns
DLCL Academic Technology Specialist Quinn Dombrowski first launched the Textile Makerspace in December 2018, converting the space from an unused computer lab. You can read more about the philosophy behind the makerspace and its connection to digital humanities in a 2019 Stanford News piece on campus makerspaces.