We are excited to announce the second eTextile Spring Break Community Social on Saturday, April 13 from 2-6 pm hosted at the amazing Wassaic Project.
Join us for an afternoon of eTextiles, a practice that embeds electronics into textiles using conductive fabrics, threads, and yarns. All ages and interest-levels welcome!
This is the culmination of a weeklong camp in which artists, engineers, hackers, and designers from around the world explore the intersection of craft, textiles, and technology. We will have exhibition tours, hands-on demos, and short workshops such as:
- eTextiles 101 – A guided crash course to materials, DIY sensors, and flexible circuits
- Pom pom synths! – Create your own music-making pom poms
- Knit UR Face – Print a textile selfie on a hacked knitting machine
- Lab Demos – Machine sewing conductive thread? Weaving sensors? Vinyl cut circuits? Check out these demos from experts.
Schedule coming soon. Workshops and demos will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Following the event, we invite you to join us at The Lantern for the best pizza around. (Note: pizza is not included in the ticket – you’ll have to buy your own pie.)
All are welcome and we ask that you please treat everyone you meet at the social with respect. eTextile Spring Break is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, skill level, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion (or lack thereof). You can find our full Code of Conduct here.
We look forward to meeting you there!
The Wassaic Project is located in Wassaic, New York. It has ample parking and is easily accessible from New York City via the MetroNorth Harlem line.
Please note that entering Maxon Mill at the Wassaic Project does require climbing a small set of stairs. Lab demos will be held on the second floor, which is only accessible by stairs. If you have any mobility concerns about accessing any of the events, please let us know.