Hatch Hosting Virtual Costume Contest, Thanksgiving Craft Classes

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The following information was provided by Hatch Makerspace, which is part of the Watertown Free Public Library:

Halloween by Hatch
Friday, October 30, 6pm Hatch’s 3rd annual costume showcase is going virtual!

Trick-or-treating will be hard this year but dressing up is always fun. Show off your home, hand, or Hatch-made costume for the chance to win fun local prizes. Prizes will be awarded to the best youth, adult, group, and People’s Choice costumes! It’s free and fun for all ages.

Customized Burlap Table Runner with Liz
Monday, November 2, 5pm

Create your own design to decorate a burlap table runner! In this demonstration, you will learn how to use Silhouette Studio to create a customized design for heat transfer vinyl (HTV). This is a fun and easy way to spruce up your table decorations. When your design is complete, send it in and we’ll cut it out for you and place it on your table runner. Once your table runner is ready, we’ll arrange a contactless curbside pickup. 

Custom Coasters with Yi Bin
Monday, November 9, 6pm

Design a set of four coasters that will be made using the laser cutter! No prior experience is needed. This demonstration will show you how to design in Inkscape, a free vector software, and save your design in the correct format for the Hatch laser cutter. When your design is complete, send it in and we’ll cut it out for you. Once your coasters are ready, we’ll arrange a contactless curbside pickup.

How to Set Up a Virtual Game Night with Liz & Yi Bin
Friday, November 13, 5pm

In honor of International Games Week, we will introduce you to several platforms that enable you to play games with your friends and family online. There are a lot of options so we will limit our focus to board and party games. We will talk about the pros and cons of several popular options.

We are also offering free “Make a Game” kits.Get creative and design a board game to play with friends and family. Limit two per household.No registration is necessary. Email theHatch Coordinatorto reserve yours.Kits include: 5 finished wooden plaques 5×3.5x.125″, 20 white acrylic circle tokens 1.25″, 5 yellow acrylic circle tokens with lion face 1.5″, 1 token tin with lid 3.5×2.5×2″, 2 square aluminum containers 1.25×1.25×3″, and 1 cardstock sheet 24×18″.

Felt Turkey Centerpiece with Liz
Monday, November 16, 5pm

Create a turkey centerpiece (or stuffed animal) just in time for turkey season! Follow along with the demonstration to hand sew your very own felt turkey. This project is fun for the whole family and can be simplified to suit all ability levels.

Pick up your free “Felt Turkey” kit. Numbers are limited and are reserved for Zoom registrants, limit one per registrant. Pleaseemail the Hatch Coordinatorto reserve yours. Kits include: turkey pattern, 2 googly eyes, 2 hand sewing needles, 1 spool of thread, and felt sheets in warm earth tones.

Knit Triangle Scarf with Cheryl
Friday, November 20, 6pm

Winter’s nearly here! In this class, we will be knitting a sideways triangle scarf. This knitting begins with three stitches at the tip of one side, increases until the width of the triangle is achieved, and then reduces back to the tip of the other side. The tip-to-tip sideways shaping is useful in situations when you have limited yarn and want to use every inch.

Pick up your free “Knit Triangle” kit. Numbers are limited and are reserved for Zoom registrants, limit one per registrant. Pleaseemail the Hatch Coordinatorto reserve yours. Kits include yarn and knitting needles.

Intro to Arduino with David
Monday, November 23, 7pm

Arduino 101 is an introductory workshop for true beginners with no programming experience. This hands-on lab will teach participants about practical applications of Arduino and how to start programming with Arduino. The parts list and preparation for the class can be found here.

Hatch Makerspace is located at 20 Summer Street in Watertown, MA. An extension of the Watertown Free Public Library, it is a public workshop with space, equipment, and materials available for your use. For more information contact Liz Helfer, Hatch Coordinator: ehelfer@watertown-ma.gov | 781-795-2309

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