Patchwork Community Craft seeks to cultivate a creative community in a warm and welcoming space with a focus on sustainability and empowerment. We offer classes and workshops in sewing and other fiber arts as well as a resource exchange center where both students and the public can donate and/or purchase both new and second-hand fabric and supplies.
How it started
Patchwork Community Craft was drempt up in early 2022, but the seed from which it grew has been sitting dormant in my mind for many years. After nearly a decade of teaching at a variety of spaces around the greater Boston area, I decided it was time to open my own creative hub in my neighborhood. My goal is to introduce as many people as I can to the joy and empowerment that comes with having a creative practice.
What makes Patchwork unique is its commitment to community and sustainability. It is a space where people of all backgrounds, body types, genders, and abilities can express themselves through fashion and textile art. Classes are designed to encourage students to defy beauty standards and expectations, finding empowerment in creating clothing that fits both their body and their identity.
Patchwork's 'Slow Fashion' approach will give students the opportunity to not only find self empowerment, but to cultivate empathy for the many hands around the world that produce clothing. Through course offerings that focus on recycling and sustainability, students will have the opportunity to reduce waste in their community and do their part to protect our environment.
Location and Hours
206 Main St (around back)
Norfolk, MA 02056
Public Transit Directions
Take the MBTA Franklin Line towards Forge Park/495. Exit at the Norfolk stop. Turn right onto Main St from the train station. Patchwork is about a 5 minute walk from the station.
By chance or appointment