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The Studio

 

studio_logoThe Studio, our new makerspace, is a collaborative place that encourages creative exploration, design, and building, using a variety of technology and equipment.

Our collection of equipment and tools has been carefully selected by our staff based on research and feedback from a survey shared with all Library cardholders.

The Studio is generously sponsored by the Bruce A. Michel Trust.

 

 

The Studio is now open! 

An orientation is required to use the space.

Click here to see orientation and program times.  

To make a reservation for The Studio, call 847-720-3280 or fill out this form.

 

The Studio is located on the second floor, near the Reference Desk and patron copiers. The Studio and its equipment are available to Park Ridge Public Library cardholders only.

Click here to see a complete copy of The Studio policies.

Questions? Check out our FAQ or email us at thestudio@parkridgelibrary.org

Studio Equipment

  Equipment Name Guides  Resources Official Website
silhouette-cameo-3-review Silhouette Cameo 3

User Guide

Silhouette 101

Download Software

Other Silhouette Resources

Youtube

Silhouette America

cricut_maker Cricut Maker

User Guide

 

Download Software

Other Cricut Resources

Youtube

Cricut
Ellison Ellison Die Cut User Guide List of available dies Ellison
Xyron Xyron Creative Station User Guide   Xyron
Janome_Magnolia

Janome Magnolia 7330

Sewing Machine

User Manual

Youtube Guides

  Janome
Ball_Winder_and_Swift_Combo__3__86160.1543861285 Yarn Winder and Swift Youtube Guides   Stanwood Needlecraft
Heat_Press

Heat Press

(For use with library staff only)
User Guide    
Cricut_Easypress Cricut Easy Press Easy Press Heat Guide   Cricut
Epilog_Mini

 

Epilog Legend Mini 24 60W Laser Cutter

(For use with library staff only)

User Guide User Manual Epilog Laser

 

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You can now access Creativebug, free of charge, using your Park Ridge Public Library card! Creativebug offers over 1000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by top designers and artists. New videos are added every day.

Some of the classes offered include:

Ceramics

Quilting

Knitting

Papercraft (book binding, cards, collage & decoupage)

Cake Decorating

Canning & Preserving

Click here to see a tutorial for setting up your account and using the Creativebug website.

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