Framingham Makerspace receives Manufacturer of the Year Award

Framingham Makerspace receives “2022 Manufacturer of the Year” award for the Metrowest area from the Massachusetts Legislative Manufacturing Caucus.  Framingham Makerspace was selected by Metrowest representative Senate President Karen Spilka.

Located in the Saxonville Mills complex, at 7,000 square feet, Framingham Makerspace is a non-profit that provides equipment, space and community for members to explore the intersection of art, technology and community.  The space contains wood, welding and machine shops, fiber arts lab, electronics, 3D printing, private studio space and more to enable members to make their ideas a reality.  Members include small businesses, artists and crafts people, hobbyists and those looking to learn. A diverse membership from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences create a wealth of knowledge available to members.

Progress on expansion space

We’ve been making good progress on the expansion space buildout.  All the sheetrock is up (except one tiny corner).  Everything except the top three feet around all the pipes has been taped and mudded.  Doors are hung but temporarily removed for mudding and painting.  Electrical is moving along. 

Fiber arts open house/demo night on March 9th

What:  Framingham Makerspace Fiber Art Open House
When:  Wednesday evening 3/9/2022, 7:00-9:00PM
Where:  Framingham Makerspace, 28 John. H. Finley III Way, Suite 107, Framingham, MA (Saxonville Mills, Building #3, 1st floor)

Free and open to all.  Minors must be accompanied by a guardian. A face covering is required for this event.

What is fiber art?  Anything to do with yarn or fabric: sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, spinning, and much more! Come learn about our existing fiber art capabilities, how we plan to expand in the coming year, and all the kinds of cool stuff you can make with both new and old technology. 

We will demonstrate our sewing and embroidery machines. Current members can also complete a checkout to use
the equipment.

We’ll also discuss our expansion plans for next year and our new fiber art lab space, which will include a Kniterate fully automated knitting machine (like a 3D printer for fabric!); a long arm quilting machine for creating large quilts; and spinning and weaving tools.