Equipment & Tools

At the Mill we have equipment and tools to support a range of making activities for members.
We offer several training options to get you up and making quickly!


TRAINING

If you’re looking for a intro to basic and safe operation of equipment, then a training session is what you’ll need to get started. Sessions are offered by appointment and run by local experts at an hourly rate. Each session includes all necessary materials.


TESTING

If you have previous experience on the equipment you want to use, then you’ll want to schedule a testing sessions. Testing may also be required as followup to training classes before unsupervised use is allowed. Sessions are offered by appointment.


CLASSES

To learn how to use the equipment in a group setting or at anything other than an introductory level, please look at our workshops on our events page.

Fiber Arts

Weaving & Yarn

  • 22″ 4H Harrisville floor loom
  • 48″ Herald floor loom
  • 8—Inkle looms
  • Reeds, shuttles, bobbins, lease sticks, etc.
  • Basic notions (scissors, needles, measuring tapes, etc.)
  • Warping equipment
  • Selection of knitting needles, crochet hooks
  • Ball winder


Sewing & Surface Design

  • Work tables and seating
  • Cutting mats
  • Sewing machines
  • Small refrigerators for liquid dyes and auxiliaries
  • Steam table
  • Selection of threads and sewing notions

Additional Cost/You Provide

  • Consumable materials: fabric, yarn, quilt batting, etc.
  • Trims, threads, and notions or tools specific to your project
  • Dyes and auxiliaries
  • Personal tools for weaving, knitting, or crochet


Fiber Resources

Printmaking

Screen Printing

  • Darkroom with exposure unit
  • Screens for printing on fabric and paper (195 mesh)
  • 3 station printing setup
  • Washout unit with power washer
  • Squeegees

Etching Presses

  • Praga Etching Press 30″ x 48″ bed
  • Charles Brand Tabletop Etching Press 12″ x 24″

Letterpress & Relief Printing

  • 13.5 x 30″ Vandercook Flatbed Proof Press
  • Inking station with palette knives
  • Furniture and reglets
  • Limited metal type (Bodoni and Perpetua)
  • Precut MDF bases for unmounted linoleum
  • Chase with quoins

Binding & Paper

  • 23″ Chandler & Price Guillotine
  • 1058 Kutrimmer
  • AIP Softcover Hot Glue Binder
  • 9.5 x 12″ Nipping Press
  • Cutting mats
  • Small tools (bone folders, exactos, rulers, etc.)

Additional Cost/You provide

  • Consumables: inks, emulsion, degreaser, reclaimer, etc.
  • Substrate for printing: fabric, paper, etc.
  • Binding materials and supplies


Printmaking Resources

Office

Digital Equipment

  • iMac with core2 running MacOS 10.9
  • Adobe CC Photoshop
  • Adobe CC Illustrator
  • Adobe CC InDesign
  • HP Inkjet printer and scanner
  • Silhouette Cameo

Library