Textiles & Vinyl

Get Started in the Textiles Studio:

We stock a limited selection of fabric and vinyls in the minimart. Typically we have large rolls of black, red, and white vinyl, as well as small sheets of colorful vinyl. Ask our student staff for more info, and be sure to check out the scrap bins!

Use Requirements  are enforced with wiscard swipes or m-passes.

Learning Modules (Optional!) Join the course in Canvas.

Pfaff Embroidery Slides (Optional!)

 

Textiles at the Makerspace

Cricut Maker 3

Cricut Maker 3 has the power to cut 300+ materials – everything from the most delicate fabric and paper to heavy chipboard, tooled leather, balsa wood, and more. It can cut up to 12 ft (3.6 m) without a mat, and can engrave, deboss, score, and more.

Graphtec Vinyl Cutter

This is available by request only. This Graphtec is great for wide format signage. The Cutting Master 4 software to run this equipment is installed on a computer here. You just will need your vector file ready to upload.

PFAFF Creative 4.5 CNC Embroidery Machine

This CNC embroidery machine embroiders your vector file for you with a range of colors and applications. PREMIER+™ 2 ULTRA is the software package that works with our Pfaff Creative 4.5. Because of it's cost it's only installed on one computer.

Sewing Machines

We have an industrial sewing machine suited for dense heavy fabrics, 6 standard sewing machines, and a seger for finishing edges.

Textiles Project Support

Jo Alshwaish

Credentials: Technical Staff

Bella Boeckenstedt

Credentials: Technical Staff

Ryan Hogan

Credentials: Technical Staff

Arushi Renschler Pandey

Arushi Renschler Pandey

Credentials: Technical Staff

Yash Wani

Credentials: Assistant Shop Manager

Claire Winter

Credentials: Technical Staff

Check-in during the hours below for questions pertaining to design consultation, materials, and best practices.

Support Staff Date Start Time End Time
Ryan Hogan 10/03/2023 09:00 AM 10:00 AM
Ryan Hogan 10/03/2023 10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Ryan Hogan 10/03/2023 04:00 PM 05:00 PM
Ryan Hogan 10/04/2023 09:00 AM 09:00 AM
Claire Winter 10/06/2023 10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Claire Winter 10/06/2023 12:30 PM 02:00 PM
Ryan Hogan 10/09/2023 04:30 PM 06:00 PM
Claire Winter 10/09/2023 09:00 AM 10:00 AM
Ryan Hogan 10/10/2023 09:00 AM 10:00 AM
Ryan Hogan 10/10/2023 10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Ryan Hogan 10/12/2023 09:00 AM 09:00 AM
Claire Winter 10/13/2023 10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Claire Winter 10/13/2023 12:30 PM 02:00 PM
Claire Winter 10/16/2023 09:00 AM 10:00 AM
Ryan Hogan 10/17/2023 09:00 AM 10:00 AM
Ryan Hogan 10/17/2023 10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Yash Wani 10/18/2023 02:30 PM 06:00 PM
Claire Winter 10/20/2023 10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Claire Winter 10/20/2023 12:30 PM 02:00 PM

Email maker-textiles@engr.wisc.edu with questions.