Mrs. Brazeau’s Makerspace Club


Sadie Swindell, Herald Staff

Mrs. Brazeau’s Makerspace is a club that takes place in room 106 at Holyoke High School. The club meets every Thursday after school, with plans to soon meet twice a week. In the club, Ms. Brazeau teaches students how to crochet, run a sewing machine, and a rotary cutter.  

This year, Mrs. Brazeau has helped several students create a headband, bracelet and 9 patch quilt square. Twelve students in the club had never used sewing machines before joining. They have all expressed excitement over the club, saying that it has been extremely enjoyable. There is no required experience needed for the club. Any student who is interested is encouraged to come after school. 

Many people that have joined the Makerspace have done so in order to spend time with friends after school. Still others joined in order to learn how to make the puppets for the upcoming play.

Each club member has different skills that they are aiming to develop. Example projects include using a single hook to create a piece of clothing, blanket or toy out of yarn, quilting (Mrs. Brazeau’s specialty), and sewing clothing by following a pattern. 

This month, the Puppet Monster from the She Kills Monsters production will be visiting the club for materials and advice. Other theater students may also visit as they plan their costumes. The making of these puppets and costumes will be a big help for the upcoming play.  

If you want to learn more about how to sew, knit and crochet, come on Thursdays after school to learn and to be able to spend more time with friends. 

Mrs. Brazeau really enjoys being able to teach the students at Holyoke High how to sew, knit and crochet. She enjoys these activities and wants other people to develop an interest in these areas. Feel free to join anytime!