The Makers’ Hub was borne from a desire to help make Canberra a more creative place to be, to offer a place where local designers, artists and crafters could come and be inspired, be free to create without the space restraints of their home, learn new skills in various forms of making and have access to a range of specialised equipment.


Cube 3D Printer
Suitable for creating items 14x14x14cm in size, you will need to pre-purchase 3D files from the internet, or make your own using a 3D program such as Google Sketchup and bring in on a USB
Ceramics Kiln

Ceramics kiln (also suitable for firing glass), internal diameter 40cm

Various Paper Punches
Including Martha Stewart, Fiskars, Kaisercraft and more
Adana Letterpress
5×8 Adana Letterpress printing press The press requires you to order your own custom plates – we can give you advice on this (we will have some plates of our own designed soon)
Silhouette Cameo Machine
Quickly and easily create professional cut-outs for paper-crafts, embellishments, iron-on transfers, fabrics and more. Uses the Silhouette Studio software.
Various Stamps
Stamp it up to your hearts’ content!
A3 Laminator
Laminate signs and posters quickly and easily
Comb Binding Machine
Create professionally bound documents in minutes
1inch badge/button making press
Make fun badges, magnets or buttons for kids parties, wedding favours, prizes, rallies and more



The Makers’ Hub

New location to be announced soon



Hey, my name’s Mikaela.

I’m a creative kid from way back.

I’m a bit of a go-getter, and basically just believe anything is possible if you work really hard for it.

My son Rafael is a really cool kid. We’ve just added Harriet to the mix and she’s turning out to be pretty awesome too.

My qualifications are in Design and Education, I’ve taught at a secondary college for 6 years, and several semesters at University over the past 6 years also, along with running my own business for over a decade.

I have my Working with Vulnerable People card and have passed all the regular police checks needed to work in a school and around kids.

I’ve been making stuff since I was a toddler (thanks Mum & Dad!), and I live my life to the fullest in honour of my big sister who passed away in 2005.

Thanks so much for being here, I hope you find something to inspire you to get making!

Remember to #makestuffeverday!