What’s a makerspace?

A makerspace is a community space where you can use equipment that most people don’t have at home. We have 3D printers, a laser cutter, a vinyl cutter, a sublimation printer, a heat press and more. We want to make it possible for people of all ages and backgrounds to use our equipment to make whatever they can think of. We also want to help build communities around making, such as our excellent Techstyles fibre arts group, which meets every monday 12-2. We believe that community is important to everyone, and we want to help build, expand and improve ours!

What if I don’t know how to use that equipment?

That’s okay! We do, and one of our missions is to show as many people as possible! It’s all right if you’ve never made anything before, or if you’re not sure which equipment will help you achieve what you’re trying to do. We can help you figure it out!

This sounds expensive!

We do our best to keep costs as far down as possible, so it actually isn’t! We’re also always looking for funding to run groups where the attendees won’t have to pay for anything, so we can make our equipment and expertise available to as many people as possible.

What do I need to attend?

Just bring yourself! You can call or email us to find out when the best time is, and we’ll fit you in at a time suitable to you when we can help you best, or if you already know what you’re doing you can use the equipment yourself. We have computers available with the software you might need, and we’re always happy to help you learn how to use them. It’s okay if you’ve never even used a computer before, or if you want to attend our Techstyles group, you’re very welcome to just knit, crochet, sew etc. without using any of the digital making equipment if you don’t want to.

If you have any further questions, please email hello@sandboxworkshop.co.uk and we’ll answer them for you.