The Knapp Center is home to the fiberspace resources on campus. This includes a sewing machine, embroidery hoops, craft needles, thread, pins, a variety of designs that students can use to create their own clothing, an iron, and more.
These resources are available free of charge for students.
The Knapp Media and Technology Center requires anyone who would like to use the sewing machine to attend a short orientation on its use. For people familiar with using sewing machines, we introduce you to our particular model (Husqvarna VIKING) and ask that you demonstrate what you already know, in order to make sure your knowledge and safety precautions are in line with our policies.
For people who haven't used a sewing machine before, or have forgotten how, we walk you through basic safety, usage, and sewing design strategies. Fall 2021 update: we don't currently have the staff to support sewing machine training, but if you know someone who is willing to teach you basic sewing machine usage and safety skills, email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a time! The person should be able to confidently cover the items on this checklist.
We also strongly encourage anyone wanting to use it to make a reservation. This will ensure that you have priority to use the machine, and can help avoid conflicts over time. To make a reservation, visit the Sewing Machine Reservation calendar.
Supplies for embroidery projects are located in the fabrication area and available to students any time during library hours. Embroidery kits can also be checked out from the circulation desk, and include an embroidery hoop, needle, and thread. Students may use fabric and thread located in the bins in Knapp free of charge, as those supplies are donations to the space.