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Popular items of CreateSpace equipment can be booked in advance of your visit to ensure access.  This includes usage of our 3D printers which will need to be reserved for the duration of your print job.  Make your booking using the Library Space Booking system.

Manuals and guides

A range of manuals and guides to help with using the CreateSpace equipment can be found on the CreateSpace Sharepoint.  If you have any questions about using the equipment please email the CreateSpace team at or drop in during staff hours.

Equipment for use within CreateSpace

3D Printing

3D Printer

The Ultimaker S5 is a professional-grade 3D printer known for its large build volume measuring 330 x 240 x 300 mm (13 x 9.4 x 11.8 inches), precise dual extrusion capabilities, and user-friendly interface. It caters to a diverse range of users, from beginners to experienced makers seeking reliable and high-quality 3D printing solutions for prototyping and production applications. Exclusively utilising PLA (polylactic acid) filament, we embrace its eco-friendliness and simplicity in 3D printing, derived from renewable resources like corn starch or sugarcane. Click here to book the Ultimaker S5.

3D Printer software

Ultimaker Cura is a user-friendly software designed to prepare your 3D models for printing on Ultimaker 3D printers. With its intuitive interface, you can easily import, position, scale, and slice your designs for optimal printing. Ultimaker Cura offers a range of customisable settings to fine-tune your prints and achieve high-quality results. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user, Ultimaker Cura makes 3D printing straightforward and efficient. Ultimaker Cura, available on the iMac in CreateSpace next to the 3D printers. Click here to book the iMac

Textile & Fibre craft

Crochet hooks

Crochet is a craft using a hook and yarn to create fabric. Basic tools include crochet hooks and yarn, with accessories like stitch markers and tapestry needles. It’s versatile, allowing for the creation of various items, from blankets to toys, and is enjoyed by crafters of all skill levels.

Digital Embroidery

The Brother PR1050X is a versatile digital embroidery machine renowned for its user-friendly operation. With its impressive 10-needle system and advanced features, it effortlessly delivers intricate embroidery to logos on various fabrics and garments. Its intuitive interface and large embroidery area make creating stunning designs a breeze for both beginners and experienced users. Experience the perfect blend of professional performance and user-friendly operation with the Brother PR1050X. Click here to book Brother PR1050X.

Digital Embroidery design software

PE Design 11 is a cutting-edge software solution designed for embroidery enthusiasts and professionals alike. Packed with powerful features, it offers a seamless design experience, allowing users to create stunning embroidery designs with ease. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced embroiderer, PE Design 11 provides intuitive tools for designing intricate patterns, monograms, and lettering. With its extensive library of built-in designs and customisation options, the creative possibilities are endless. PE Design 11 is available on the computer in the the sewing area in CreateSpace. Click here to book the computer (PE Design 11).

Hand Embroidery tools

Hand embroidery can be used for mending or decorating fabric with basic tools such as embroidery needles, embroidery floss, and an embroidery hoop. Whether adding delicate embellishments to clothing, personalising accessories, or creating intricate patterns on home decor items, hand embroidery offers endless possibilities for creative expression and customisation.

Knitting needles

Knitting is a versatile craft using yarn and needles to create fabric. Basic tools include needles and yarn, with accessories like stitch markers and tapestry needles used for complex projects. It’s ideal for beginners who want to make scarves or dishcloths, starting with simple projects and medium-weight yarn. Online tutorials and beginner patterns are helpful, and patience is key as you explore this rewarding craft.

Overlocker / Serger

The Bernina L-450 is a high-performance serger designed for professional-quality finishes. Its advanced features, including differential feed and automatic thread tension, make it ideal for both home sewers and small businesses. With precise stitching on various fabrics and a user-friendly interface, it’s perfect for creating seamless hems, seams, and decorative edges. Click here to book.

Sewing machine

The Singer 4432 is a heavy-duty sewing machine known for its versatility and reliability. With a sturdy metal frame and powerful motor, it effortlessly handles thick fabrics like denim and leather. It offers 32 built-in stitches, an automatic needle threader, adjustable stitch settings, and a one-step buttonhole function. Its free arm design and essential accessories make it suitable for a wide range of sewing projects, making it a popular choice for both beginners and experienced sewers. Click here to book.

Hobbies & DIY

Acrylic Paints

Acrylic paints are versatile and vibrant colours used by artists and hobbyists for various painting projects. They offer quick drying times, durability, and easy clean-up with water. However, due to past paint accidents, acrylic paints are now only available by request for collection during staff hours to ensure safe handling and prevent spills or mishaps. Despite this precaution, acrylic paints remain a popular choice for artists seeking bold and long-lasting colour effects in their work.


Arduino is a beginner-friendly platform for electronics prototyping and programming. With its microcontroller board and coding environment, users can create interactive projects easily. It’s perfect for beginners, enabling projects like robotics and home automation.

Card Embosser

The Sizzix Card Embosser is a compact tool that adds intricate texture and dimension to paper craft projects. With easy operation, it effortlessly embosses designs onto cardstock, perfect for handmade cards and scrapbook pages.

Clay Modelling

Air dry clay modelling is a versatile craft involving shaping clay without baking. Basic tools include sculpting tools for carving and shaping, rolling pins for flattening, and brushes for smoothing. It’s used for various projects like sculptures and ornaments, etc. Once dry, they can be painted with acrylic or watercolour paints to add colour and detail. Additionally, the clay can be mixed with powdered pigment during the moulding process to achieve vibrant colours. Powdered pigments are usually available in our CAN mini depot and acrylic paints can be requested during staff hours.

Colouring books

Adult colouring books offer intricate designs for colouring with various mediums, providing relaxation and stress relief. They promote mindfulness, improve focus, and serve as a creative outlet for self-expression. With diverse themes, they offer an accessible way to unwind and express creativity.

Cricut EasyPress

The Cricut EasyPress is a heat press machine that simplifies iron-on projects for crafters. With precise temperature control and a large heat plate, it ensures professional-quality results on various surfaces. Its compact design and digital display make it easy to use for creating vibrant heat transfer designs quickly and conveniently.

Cricut Maker

The Cricut Maker is a cutting machine that’s perfect for crafters, designers, and DIY enthusiasts. It can precisely cut a wide range of materials, from paper and vinyl to fabric and leather. With its advanced technology and versatile capabilities, the Cricut Maker allows users to bring their creative ideas to life with ease and precision.

Envelope Maker

The We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board is a crafting tool that simplifies the creation of custom envelopes in various sizes. With easy-to-follow instructions and scoring lines, users can quickly make professional-looking envelopes for cards and invitations.

Glue guns

A glue gun is a versatile tool for crafting, repairs, and DIY projects. It dispenses hot adhesive for quickly bonding materials like wood, plastic, fabric, and metal. Caution is advised due to high temperatures, requiring protective measures to prevent burns. Always unplug when not in use.

Sketching tools

CreateSpace provides diverse sketching tools, catering to various artistic preferences and techniques. Essential items include pencils of different hardness, erasers for corrections, and sketchbooks or loose paper for the canvas. Blending tools like tortillons and blending stumps aid in achieving seamless textures, while pens, charcoal, graphite sticks, coloured pencils, markers, watercolour pencils, and pastels for dynamic compositions, along with rulers, compasses, and drawing boards for precision.

Tracing Light box A1

The Orchard BeamBox, illuminated tool used by artists, designers, architects, engineers, and hobbyists for precise tracing of drawings, designs, blueprints, and patterns onto paper, fabric, or other surfaces. It’s versatile, facilitating tasks such as creating animations, editing film negatives, viewing X-rays, and aligning intricate patterns for crafts like quilting or embroidery.

Vacuum Former

The Mayku FormBox is a compact and innovative vacuum former that allows users to create custom moulds and shapes with ease. Ideal for prototyping, crafting, and small-scale manufacturing, the FormBox enables users to turn everyday objects into moulds by using its built-in vacuum to shape materials such as plastic sheets around them.


Games & Puzzles

Building blocks (LEGO)

LEGO isn’t just for kids—it’s beneficial for adults too. Building with LEGO stimulates creativity, reduces stress, and improves problem-solving skills. It offers a relaxing and meditative activity, promoting social connections and teamwork among adults.

Jigsaw puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles stimulate problem-solving skills, memory, and focus, providing a relaxing yet rewarding activity. They foster a sense of accomplishment and can be enjoyed solo or with others, promoting social interaction.


Stationery & Printing:

Comb Binder

A comb binder expands creative possibilities beyond traditional binding. Customise notebooks, planners, and presentations with different paper types and covers. Incorporate pockets, dividers, and tabs for organisation, and add photos or artwork for personalised flair. With a comb binder, you can unleash your creativity to produce unique bound documents for any purpose.

Label maker

The PT-D600VP Desktop Labelling Machine is a versatile tool with countless creative applications. From home organisation to personalised gifts and DIY projects, its user-friendly interface and customisable features make it easy to add a personal touch to various endeavours. Whether labelling kitchen containers or crafting event décor, this machine is perfect for unleashing creativity in a variety of ways.

Laminator (Max A3)

With a laminator, the creative possibilities are endless. Beyond protecting documents, you can create custom bookmarks, flashcards, chore charts, and reusable signs. Try laminating photos, artwork, or pressed flowers for long-lasting displays. Get crafty with laminated origami, gift tags, or even homemade stickers. For organisation, laminate labels, recipe cards, or travel itineraries.

Paper guillotine

The Precision Guillotine, with its precise cutting abilities, fuels creativity across a spectrum of tasks. From art projects to DIY endeavours, its accuracy ensures clean edges, making it ideal for crafting stationery, marketing materials, or scrapbook layouts with professional flair and efficiency.

Paper trimmer

The A1 Precision Trimmer, measuring 1090 x 110 x 420 mm, is ideal for creatively trimming materials like paper, or  photographs. It offers top-notch quality for precise cuts, capable of trimming up to 20 sheets of 80gsm paper at once. With clear baseboard markings and imperial and metric measurements, it’s perfect for assignments, art projects, scrapbooking, or DIY endeavours where accuracy is essential for achieving desired results.

Pin Badge maker

A badge maker machine is a compact tool for effortlessly creating custom pin badges, accommodating both handmade and printed artwork. Ideal for personal crafts, it offers quick assembly of badge components with customisable designs and sizes. Download artwork guide here.

Sublimation Printer

At CreateSpace, we utilise an Epson EcoTank 2850 printer converted to a sublimation printer for printing sublimation sheets, which are then transferred to fabric using the Cricut EasyPress. Polyester is the best-suited fabric for this process, although sublimation prints can also be transferred to materials like ceramic, metal, and certain types of plastics. Users can drop by during staff hours to collect sublimation sheets.

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