The Hive provides tools and workspace, but not materials. So, here are a few local spots to track down the supplies you need to do the projects you want to do:


Creative materials thrift store (Allied Arts)

Dakota Art

Art supply store

Hardware Sales

Hardware store and tool rentals

Northwest Handspun Yarns

Fiber arts supplies


Salvaged and reclaimed textiles

The REStore

Salvaged and reclaimed building materials

Skagit Building Salvage

Salvaged and reclaimed building materials

Two Thimbles

Quilting fabrics

Windsor Plywood

Woodworking supplies and lumber


Bellingham has so many places for making, doing and learning! Looking for something The Hive doesn't offer? You're likely to find it on this list: 

Baker Creek Ceramic Studio

Classes and studio space for ceramic artists

Bellingham Art

Learn to draw and paint *

Bellingham Metal Arts Guild

Metal arts classes and open studio

Center for Expressive Arts

Arts and enrichment classes *

Earthbenders & Artisans

Ceramics and pottery studio *

The Foundry

Community workshop and maker space *

Gabriel's Art Kids

Art classes, programs and camps *

The Hub

Community bike workshop 

Morrison Glass Art

Glass art classes and open studio


Soap-making classes and crafting space

Perch and Play

Indoor playground, art classes and activities *

Positive Negative

Community darkroom and classes 

Terra Firma

Fine woodworking classes

* Offers classes, programs and activities especially for young children

Do you know of a resource that's missing from this list? Let us know! start(at)makedolearn(dot)org