I recently joined forces with one of the coolest places in St. Charles. Something right up my alley! This place is like a “health club for creative people” I am so excited to be a part of this growing organization.
The name of this awesome place is Fox.Build which is located at 11 E Main St, St. Charles, IL 60174. They are a maker space, hacker space & co-working space that operates on a membership model. Simply pay a small monthly fee, and you get 24/7 access to the space and the freedom to work on your projects when it’s convenient for you.
Fox.Build is a business that offers people a place to play and work. Their concept includes opportunities for both the hobbyist and the serious makers. With several membership levels they can accomodate the tinker, startup entrepreneur and fully functional businesses. They’ve built a community of like minded people and are giving them a place to explore, test and share ideas.
A Basic member ship is $60/ month, which gives you 24/7 access to the space. The first floor is dedicated to those who need office space, while the upstairs is dedicated to the makers. There are several rooms to work in. Each for a different purpose. There is a wood working room (too many tools here to mention),a room dedicated to electronics, a room for 3-D printing and Laser cutting, and now a room for sewing!!
Maker spaces are the way of the future
The maker space concept has been developing for more than 10 years with spaces popping up all over the country. I believe this is the way of the future. As I research maker spaces, I am realizing that no two are exactly alike in both how they are run and what they offer their members. What they do have in common is the desire to bring creative people together and give them a place to stretch their creative minds.
We need makers, inventors, and entrepreneurs who are looking for new ideas or new ways to do things. This is how the world evolves. Maker spaces are like incubators for new ideas filled with equipment to use for your ideas. Giving you a place to test ideas, make prototypes, and get feed back before taking your ideas to the market place. It is also a place for the hobbyist to come a play without the investment of purchasing their own equipment.
How to get in touch
Fox.Build has a Meetup group (fox.build), a wiki page, website and Facebook page as well. The first Friday of the month is their social which is open to the public as well as members. Sort of a meet and greet with snacks, drinks and tours of the space. These start at 3:30 and go to about 7:30.
If you do decide to join their membership, please be sure to let them know you heard about it from Chris Dahl at Sewing 4 Fun.
For questions about sewing lessons/classes at either The Elgin location or at Fox.Build location contact me at 847-345-0979 or better yet take a look at my current schedule of classes which can be found here.