A good friend of mine has been working on a really cool project for the last six months: A feminist makerspace in downtown Seattle designed to provide a safe and productive space for creators of all kinds, regardless of sex, gender, sexuality, creed, or stance on the legitimacy of deep dish pizza. I got to visit the space this May, shortly after it opened, and they're off to a good start.

The Seattle Attic is in the gorgeous Pioneer Building, a historic office building constructed at the end of the 19th century. At the time I visited, they had some large worktables installed, a burgeoning library covering topics from C++ to crochet, a soldering station for electronics work, and a variety of fiber arts tools.

Now they're launching an Indiegogo campaign to take the next steps in improving their space. They need money to improve their space (which will also allow them to support crafts like woodworking and dyeing), add more storage, improve their lighting (they have your standard office fluorescent right now, and I think we all know how much those suck), and most importantly, provide scholarships for members who can't afford dues, event fees, or transportation (because making is for everybody).

So if you can spare a little cash, this is a great cause. And they're a registered non-profit, so it's tax-deductible!