Amanda Sabo Tag

By Amanda Sabo What comes to mind when you think of HEPL’s Ignite Studio? Maybe, like me, your first thought is that it’s a bright, open, 15,000-square-foot makerspace. Maybe you associate Ignite with having a Fab Lab full of high-tech equipment like the laser engraver. Maybe,...

By Amanda Sabo Ignite is open with limited services! We are so thrilled to see you all again. As I write this, we have our first patron back in the space, using the laser engraver. I imagine our equipment as the furniture in Beauty and the...

By Amanda Sabo Hello Friends! Welcome back for this week’s virtual drop in: DIY bird feeders. Last year I purchased a new house, and the previous homeowner was big on birds. His yard was full of the little guys and had plenty of bird feeders for them....

By Amanda Sabo One thing I’ve noticed teaching Ignite’s Sewing Quick Start session is that our patrons have sewing machines at home that they are eager to use but just aren’t sure how to get started! Since I can’t help guide you through the process at...

By Amanda Sabo Hello Friends! How I have missed you! I’ve been working behind the scenes since the COVID-19 closure, so we haven’t seen a lot of each other. I hope you’ve been taking advantage of our virtual offerings, like today’s DIY cereal box postcard drop-in...

By: Amanda Sabo Hello Friends! Because some of you have recently asked about methods for T-shirt making, this blog post will introduce you to one method for getting your designs on fabric: heat transfer vinyl. Rather than take you through the technique step-by-step, I’ll highlight some...

By: Amanda Sabo Hello Friends! I’m back with a fun and easy DIY holiday-countdown calendar. For those of you not familiar with a holiday-countdown calendar, it is sometimes called an Advent calendar and is traditionally used to countdown the days until Christmas with a little gift...

By: Amanda Sabo Fall officially arrived on September 23rd, and now that it’s October, even the most jaded of us are ready to decorate for the season. Below I’ll show you three decorations I’ve made using materials at Ignite that are also available to you! I’ll...