The Octavia Lab has three separate fiber arts options; sewing machines, a serger, and a computerized embroidery machine. Lab members may use/reserve a single two hour session each day.
How does it work?
Lab members will have access to counter space to design, lay out, sew, and construct their projects. You will be limited to one machine per session. If you are learning how to sew, the lab will provide access to the following resources:
Instructional manuals for each model of machine.
A small in-house collection of instructional books.
Lab instructional videos on using Octavia Lab equipment.
Interested lab members may request additional information prior to their visit by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much does it cost?
Access to the lab’s software/equipment/tools is free, but limited to lab members only. Lab membership is free.
What do I need to bring?
The Octavia Lab does not provide materials for member projects. Lab members will need to bring their own fabric and thread. Members who intend to use the computerized embroidery machine will also need to bring a USB drive for their design, and stabilizer for their fabric. The lab will provide replacement needles as needed.
- Brother Sewing & Quilting Machine CS6000i
- Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machine #4423
- Brother ¾ Thread Serger #1034D
Computerized Embroidery Machine
- Brother Embroidery Machine #PE800
Tools (by request)
- Dress Form
- Fabric Shears
- Rotary Cutter
- And more...