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Meet Harriette - Craft Associate

When we started to prepare for some version of being "open" in 2021 we needed to find some fiber help. Harriette joined the team in February, learning how things worked in the "before times" as well as how things were operating in the "uncertain times". For those of you that haven't had the pleasure of meeting Harriette in-person, we're excited to introduce you to her here! When did you start making things?My mom is a teacher and one of the benefits as a very bookish child was taking home leftover books from the book fair. The summer before high school...

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Samples Worth Writing About: Cielo Dress

Part 2 of our sample "collection" of Closet Core Patterns. This is the Cielo Dress, View C/D - a shift dress with inseam pockets AND dramatic gathered long sleeves. We made a Size 10 without alterations and it is on one of our professional dress forms with the following measurements: Bust = 37", Waist = 28.5", and Hips = 38". We used Riley Blake Rayon Challis. Rayon Challis is a fluid fabric with amazing drape which makes it fabulous for dresses that move. Riley Blake creates a plant-based fabric that is soft to the touch, machine washable, but be sure...

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We were so excited to read Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui's announcement of the creation of Cambridge's guaranteed income pilot program, Cambridge RISE (recurring income for success + empowerment). Cambridge RISE aims to address the growing economic divide and racial inequities in Cambridge, while also maintaining its diverse population and continuing to be a place families thrive. Beginning June 2021, Cambridge and its key partners will conduct an 18-month Guaranteed Income Pilot Project for single caretaker households. The pilot will provide $500 recurring monthly payments to 130 residents within the participant group to increase financial stability, and show what is possible on...

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Fill A Bag (FAB) Sidewalk Sale!

As part of Inman Eats and Crafts and in celebration of gathering outdoors, we're having a Sidewalk Sale! A bit like the "old days" on Broadway but with a twist! We'll have three different size bags that you can purchase and FILL. We're calling it a FAB Sale! (We didn't invent this term, we found it on the internet.) For $25, $75, or $150 (you could also buy two $25 bags or a $25 AND $75 bag - it's up to YOU!) you get a colorful bag that you can fill with yarn, fabric, and patterns. Yes, we'll have all...

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Meet Kaylan - Kids Programming Instructor & craft consultant

Kaylan joined the gather here team part-time in the fall of 2020. Kaylan had been a pre-pandemic customer and frequent maker, participating in our in-person community crafting events to benefit those experiencing houselessness in Cambridge. Kaylan's museum-programming experience made her a natural fit in the classroom and we have loved having her lead our 2020 summer programs. When did you start making things? When I was a kid, I wanted to be an inventor when I grew up. I spent a lot of time making contraptions, tinkering, learning how things work, and focusing on math and science in school.  It wasn't until adulthood...

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