Local DIY Roundup — Boston Classes, Workshops and Maker Spaces


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Here at Krrb we love doing it ourselves. Whether it’s a nice chair or lamp, there’s nothing quite like the feeling you get after building something yourself. That’s why it’s so great to know that if you go looking in any city you can find a nice, little DIY shop that might just have everything you need.

This week, we’re exploring a few DIY Shops in Boston. If you’re a native or just visiting the area, these are the go-to shops for your DIY needs.

Lettering by Liz

Photo: Calligraphyboston.com

Photo: Calligraphyboston.com

In today’s technology crazed world there just isn’t enough hand written letters sent. Why bother when you can just text or email someone and it’s the same sentiment? Because it’s not people! There’s nothing quite the same as opening a letter written by a loved one. At Lettering by Liz you can learn all the calligraphy skills you’ll need to design a beautiful envelope, letter head or whatever you’d like. She teaches classes starting at a beginners level and provides all the materials you’ll need to strive with your new lettering skills.

Lettering by Liz is located at 118 South St. Boston, MA 02111.

Framers’ Workshop

Photo: Framersworkshopbrookline.com

Photo: Framersworkshopbrookline.com

Boasting ten do-it-yourself stations, Framers’ Workshop is the place to go if you want to frame your own pictures. For a $3 shop fee, you can come build custom frames all by yourself. Need a little help along the way? The staff, with their collective 100 years of experience, can help you step-by-step to make the perfect frame for your intriguing image.

Framers’ Workshop is located at 64 Harvard St. Brookline, MA 02445.

Gather Here

Photo: Lolalina.com

Photo: Lolalina.com

This fabric, yarn and fibers store offers all sorts of DIY classes. From your classic sewing, knitting and crocheting classes to DIY favorites like; block printing, repurposing “stuff” and whatever else you can dream of. Gather Here is made for creative collaborations. Not only are there plenty of classes but also, a community of DIY-ers just like yourself. Go, make some new friends!

Gather Here is located at 370 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

Broadway Bicycle School

Photo: Cambridgeusa.org

Photo: Cambridgeusa.org

With Spring right around the corner it’s time to get your bike fixed up. Broadway Bicycle School is the best place for that. You’ll be able to get your bike in pristine condition while learning along the way. Classes range from basic to advanced. They even have a Women & Trans Class taught by women in an environment that empowers women and those who haven’t had the benefit of male privilege.

Broadway Bicycle School is located at 351 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139.

There you have it folks! A couple of great DIY shops in YOUR city. Now you don’t have an excuse to not make all those things you’ve been talking about making but had an excuse for. Go DIY!


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