In this beginner-friendly, hands-on workshop you'll make and explore ways to (literally) weave electronics into fabric, to make interactive textiles.
The workshop will be jointly lead by three leading e-textile artists: Sandra de Berduccy, bringing her knowledge of Andean textiles and electronics from her home in Bolivia, Sheffield-based textile artist and researcher Toni Buckby who is currently working with the V&A museum, and creative engineer Becky Stewart.
You'll weave small touch sensitive e-textile pieces using mini-looms (designed by Toni Buckby). Weaving fibres and conductive thread to create a fabric sample, you'll then have the chance to program your piece to trigger sound and lights, as well as experimenting with electro-chemistry through hand-made dyes. All materials will be provided and the mini-loom is yours to take home – with the option of also purchasing the electronics you use.
Part of AlgoMech festival 2019.