Fiberspace

Fiberspace

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 students can use to create their own clothing, an iron, and more! These resources are available free of charge for students. More information on the sewing machine can be found below.

Sewing Machine

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.

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.

Contact shane.cox@wellesley.edu to schedule sewing machine orientations, or with any questions.

Embroidery Supplies

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.