Volunteers Wanted!

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Spanning Tree is on the hunt for volunteers! Have you ever wanted to…

  • Teach a class?
  • Interview DC makers of all shapes and sizes?
  • Help with fundraising?
  • Run a table at a makerfaire or craft event?
  • Organize a Meet + Make?

…then come to our next “open house” Meet + Make on May 24th and learn what it takes to get a feminist makerspace up and running! Can’t make it? Email Erica, our event coordinator, at stratton.erica@gmail.com, and let us know how you want to help!

Photo: Surface Mount Soldering by Paul Downey

 

 

Make Afternoon Projects

Our first-ever Make Afternoon featured many awesome things and projects. Highlights included:

Nametags with different pronouns
Preferred pronoun name tags!

Soldering iron and sewing machine

Sewing machines and soldering irons.

embroidery

An embroidered spaghetti plot.

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And lots of LEDs and textiles.

We’re thinking of doing one of these every other month, so watch our Meetup group for the next one!

 

 

 

Our First-Ever Make Afternoon Is This Saturday!

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Join Spanning Tree for our first ever Make Afternoon on Saturday, January 17th.  We will be meeting at 1:00 pm in room A-9 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for an afternoon of making, crafting, and getting to know each other.

This is the perfect place to finally finish those knitted mittens, put the finishing touches on your personal website, or learn how to solder. Bring a project to work on or just yourself. We’ll have tables, snacks, plenty of outlets, and — if our plans work out — wi-fi.

Additional equipment available for use: a sewing machine, extra knitting needles, a button-making device, a soldering iron and glitter glue. (If you’d like to bring artwork for buttons, try to fit it within a 0.875″ diameter circle — but leave plenty of margin around that, it will be set up to make one-inch-diameter pin-back buttons. )

Picture by Tony Hall on Flickr