I crossed the river and visited Gather Here in Cambridge and thought it was a brilliant place! It's a new fabric and yarn store, but also a stitch lounge, where you can use their equipments and large tables and create something, while enjoying other people company and inspirations. There is even a small kitchen for making coffee and share sweets. I thought it is a warm and welcoming place, where you can work and also being surrounded by beautiful colors and fabrics. Also it is the only place in the Boston Area where you can purchase the Cotton Ribbons by the yard and pick the color you need, without the cost of shipping. And if this is not enough, the following description from their site, will better present this great place.
Gather Here is a fabric, yarn, and fibers store offering classes, an inspirational work space, and knowledgeable instructors. We aim to provide a creative, fun, inspiring environment for the maker in everyone.
We are Cambridge's first stitch lounge with machines, supplies, tables and most importantly, space, for the maker to create.
What's a stitch lounge you ask? Sewing lounges have been popping up all over the country (even the world!) and provide people with a space to make something without having to purchase expensive equipment or make room in their homes to craft. It's also a place where people can meet others who share a common interest (or two). It's a gathering space to come create, support, and learn from each other.
also offers classes in sewing (beginner to advanced), knitting (beginner to intermediate), crochet, and hand embroidery. And there are plenty of workshops that cover the spectrum of DIY crafts like block printing, repurposing "stuff" and whatever else we/you/us wants to learn/do!