This Thursday – Patches, Pockets & Pocket Pouches!


Join us for Patches, Pockets, and Pocket Pouches: An introduction to practical and creative handstitching for men, ladies, and teens!

Has your phone outgrown your pockets? Do you need something constructive and calorie-free to do with your hands while watching TV? Are your boring jeans, well, boring? In this fun and easy class we learn the basics of handsewing with simple, rustic Sashiko-inspired stitches, turning denim scraps into something unique and practical. All materials provided but you may bring your own denim garment to patch (no stretch knits please, that’s a different class). No previous sewing experience required but must be able to use pins, needles, and scissors safely. Patches, Pockets & Pouches will run this Thursday from 6 – 8 PM!

Other Upcoming Events

3D Print Club

Every Tuesday, 6 PM

Join us for 3D PRINT CLUB! Every week, we’ll get together and participate in an open design session. This event is all about self-directed learning and hanging out with other people working on 3D designs or prints. Bring your own laptop or make use of the (first come-first-serve) Makerspace laptops loaded with Fusion 360.

3D Print Club is presented free, but registration is required. 

Open Mic Night!

Tuesday, July 16th, 6 PM

Join us for an open mic night, hosted by Rural Outright. This event is open to all! Bring your poems. Your music. Your skits. Bring your voice. 

It all kicks off at 6pm. Sign up at the door. 

Make A Silver Ring

Wednesday, July 17th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of silver-smithing while you make a simple silver ring! The instructor will guide you through various options for how to embellish your band, the shape of which you will get to choose.  You’ll try soldering and learn how to polish your finished product into a beautiful ring! No experience necessary. All materials will be provided, and $5 materials fee is included in the registration cost.

Intro to 3D Printing

Wednesday, June 17th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Intro to 3D Printing is for anyone that has zero to little experience with 3D Printing.  We will provide an overview of 3D printers and the printing process – covering everything from the way 3D printers are built through the ways we use them to create objects. In this beginner level class, we will discuss different methods of 3D printing and cover the fundamental steps for designing and printing models. Participants will get to know how the MakerSpace’s printers – the LulzBot Taz 6 and Lulzbot Mini – work, and how to use them safely. Following the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to sign-up for certification sessions on these machines, so that they can use them on their own at the CMS.

Bringing your own laptop is strongly encouraged!

Quilting Machine Training

Saturday, June 20th 4:30 – 6 PM

The Claremont MakerSpace’s quilting machine is a great tool for creative, efficient quilting! In this hands-on training session, participants will learn how to set up a project on the quilting machine and utilize its standard features. Participants of this class will have the opportunity to sign up for follow-up certification sessions, so that they may use the machine on their own.

Conversation in Crypto

Saturday, June 20th, 6 PM

Decentralize Upper Valley presents a monthly meetup with guest speaker and open style Q and A session, third Saturdays 6-8 pm in beautiful Claremont New Hampshire’s new Maker Space.

         Topics to be discussed:

      -What is Cryptography?

      – Is NH really the Crypto capital of the world?

      – How can I get involved?

In celebration of this being our inaugural session refreshments will be served, come be part of New Hampshire’s newest Crypto community.

Photoshop 101

July 24th & August 1st, 6 – 9 PM

Photoshop 101 is a basic introduction to the tools and uses of Adobe Photoshop Software for Photography and photo manipulation. We will be going through the different types of tools in the program.

Subjects covered in Photoshop 101 will include:

 – File types – What types of files to use for specific purposes & how to convert.

– Resizing images, canvas size and zooming

– Using toolbars

– Layers, adjustments, solid colors

– Levels, curves, contrast, vibrance, balancing

– Transform, rotate, scale, skew, warp and distort

– Adding, removing and changing text

– Selection techniques

– Various other tips, tricks and hints

Help us design our upcoming class schedule!  

We would like your feedback to help determine which classes we should run at the Claremont Makerspace. Did you miss the opportunity to take a class & wish we would offer it again? Previously taken a class and would like to further advance your learning? Or how about an entirely new subject that we haven’t offered, but you’ve been dying to check out? Please fill out our short online survey. Your feedback is appreciated!

The Claremont MakerSpace is looking for volunteers! 

Interested in volunteering at the Claremont MakerSpace in exchange for a discounted membership? Let us know! We’re currently looking for volunteer “Deskers” to help staff the CMS’s front desk. Desker responsibilities include giving tours, welcoming participants of classes and events, helping to keep common areas organized and more. For more information, please send us an email at 

Team Building Events at CMS

The Claremont Makerspace is a unique and fun venue to hold your next team building event or corporate retreat. Activities at the Claremont MakerSpace give your team members the chance to roll up their sleeves, explore new tools and technologies, work as a team, and leave with a project that they proudly built themselves!

For more information, including details about pricing, please email:

Become an Instructor at CMS!

CMS Instructors come from a variety of skill sets and backgrounds, the unifying characteristic being a desire to share their knowledge and expertise. CMS is always interested in finding new and qualified instructors to lead tool training, create hands-on projects, explain interesting concepts and impart their knowledge.  Workshops can range from within one of our departments (Woodshop, Machine Shop, Welding, Sewing, Textiles, Jewelry, Electronics, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing) to computer and software skills, entrepreneurial readiness, hobby development, crafting and a lot more. Interested in learning more? Please drop a note to

See below for more upcoming classes!

Follow the links for more information

3D Print Club 7/16, 6 PM

Open Mic Night 7/16, 6 PM

Intro to 3D Printing 7/17, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Make A Silver Ring 7/17, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Patches, Pockets, and Pocket Pouches 7/18, 6 – 8 PM

Quilting Machine Training 7/20, 4:30 – 6 PM

Conversations in Crypto 7/20, 6 – 8 PM

Photoshop 101 7/24 & 7/31, 6 – 9 PM

Socially Responsible Investing 101 7/25, 6 – 7:30 PM

CNC SLUG: Adirondack Chair Demo 7/29, 4 – 9 PM

CreativesMIX Design Meetup 7/30, 6 PM

CMS Open House & Birthday Celebration! 7/31, 6 – 9 PM

Intro to Plasma Cutting 8/8, 6 – 8:30 PM

We’ve got even more classes/events on the calendar, so check out the full line up HERE.

Interested in teaching a class at CMS? We recently updated our site with information on how you can share your skills at CMS.

Questions about upcoming classes, events or the Claremont MakerSpace in general? Let us know at

Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team