Textile and Craft Maker Space @ Thomastown Library

In Partnership with Thomastown Neighbourhood House

The Thomastown Library Textile and Craft Maker Space is a space devoted to the development of hand crafting skills (basic to advanced). Utilising the individual skills and interests of the staff and community partners, the Maker Space consists of programs, tools, technologies, events and workshops that enable individuals and groups to learn new textile skills and to advance their craft by using freely accessible specialist tools in the library space.

A selection of craft materials, tools, technology and space have been designed for the production of textile and craft products such as clothing, embroidery, knitting, weaving and paper crafts.


  • (x 5) Sewing Machines
  • (x2) Overlockers
  • Sewing tools and supplies including haberdashery
  • Elna Press
  • Cutting table
  • ScanNCut printer
  • Screen Printing supplies

How can you access this Maker Space?

The equipment is all freely available for public use any time the library is open.

The Maker Space hosts regular programs and classes as well as special events. Look out for details in the What’s On @YPRL events brochure, in the events listings on the website or on display at Thomastown Library. Some require bookings.

The Textile and Craft Maker Space delivers a range of classes and workshops which give community members access to upskilling opportunities and social connection.

There is also a drop-off initiative whereby recycled materials, fabric offcuts, clothes, buttons, etc. can be donated. These donations will be sorted and materials selected for use in the Maker Space.


Makers Mornings Thursdays 10.00am–1.00pm

Facilitated by expert community members this session provides an opportunity to learn sewing and other skills in an informal setting.

Crochet and Quilting Wednesday 10.30am-2.00pm

This weekly group is great way to learn and share the pleasure of making with others in a social environment.

Basic Sewing Courses (In partnership with the Thomastown Neighbourhood House)

This 5 week sewing course covers the basics of machine sewing and is offered approximately every two terms.


Ranging from Beading, ceramics and leather craft these highlight workshops are held on a monthly basis.

Kids Art Studio

1st Saturday of the Month from 10.30am-12.30pm

These themed art events are held monthly in the Maker Space are facilitated by staff with an arts and design background.

Science Club Selected Tuesdays 4.00pm-5.00pm

Exploring creativity with a science lens this afterschool session involves hands on experiments and other fun.


These afterschool craft groups have an emphasis on creativity and family interaction.

Wednesdays (School Terms Only) 3.30pm–4.30 pm

Thursdays (School Terms Only) 4.30pm–5.30pm