eTextile Springbreak (ESB) should be accessible. In working towards that goal, we have set up a scholarship fund where donations in any amount are accepted and will contribute to the participation cost of those who need support.
Contribute to the scholarship by participating in a raffle! Our four co-organizers, Victoria Manganiello, Nicole Messier, Lara Grant, and Sasha de Koninck, have donated and curated incredible prizes including individual project consultations, comics, and original artworks!
The raffle period will run from June 7th- July 4th, with one prize being raffled per week, and one winner announced each week. We will have four different prizes for you to win! A $10 donation will enter your name in once for the raffle. You can make as many donations as you like, to enter your name multiple times into the raffle – a $150 donation is equal to 15 raffle entries!
How to Participate
All donations are non-refundable. Winners are required to cover the cost of shipping. You can participate by sending your donations to @Sasha-deKoninck on Venmo. Please include your name, Instagram handle, and email address with each donation. Each raffle will be announced on a Tuesday, and close the following Sunday. Winners will be announced on Mondays.
1) E-textile Embroidery by Sasha de Koninck
Original artwork by Sasha de Koninck. This piece is a soft circuit, powered by a 3V coin cell battery with twinkling LEDs, covered with hand-stitched beadwork inspired by lichens. Mounted in an embroidery hoop, it measures 6” in diameter, and 1 ½” tall.
2) 90 Minutes of Consultation with Victoria Manganiello
Here’s an opportunity to get feedback, review a new skill or learn more about a material. With 6 years of experience teaching at the MFA level, Victoria has advanced skills in weaving, natural and synthetic dye, and more. Or, maybe you’d like to focus on professional guidance like grant writing, residency applications, or building a practice as a professional artist. The 90 minutes are yours!
3) Lithograph Print by Nicole Yi Messier
Algorithmic Textures is an ongoing study of creating digital textures and turning code-based sketches into print on fabric and paper. This is a lithograph print of a code-based generative sketch from this series. The print is 14’’ X 17’’.
4) Indie Comics and More Donated by Silver Sprocket
Girls by Jenn Woodall
Woodall’s collected illustrations of fierce femmes are inspiring and vital.
40 pages full-color; 5.5″ x 7.1″
Your Black Friend by Ben Passmore
Ben Passmore‘s necessary contribution to the dialogue around race in the United States, Your Black Friend is a letter from your black friend to you about race, racism, friendship and alienation.
12 full-color pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″
Stolen Sharpie Revolution by Alex Wrekk
The go-to guide for all things zine related, this book contains everything you need to get started creating your own zines and participating in zine culture. Includes thoughtful lists and step-by-step guides on everything from definitions of a zine, where to find zines, and why zines are important.
152 b&w pages; 4.25″ x 5.5″, hardcover edition
Risograph Print: I Want to Believe in Myself by Andrew Peña
An alien stares deliberately into their space mirror and thinks…
Risograph, 8″ x 8″ inches
I Want All Of The Cats To Love Me The Best – by Nation Of Amanda
- Screen-printed durable vinyl sticker. Suitable for outdoor use.
- Red ink on white vinyl
- 4.25 x 5.5 in. sticker
Ska Dreams Sticker Sheet by Josh PM