eTextile Spring Break is a weeklong gathering of eTextile and electronic craft practitioners in upstate New York.

The idea for this camp emerged out of conversations the organizers had as participants at eTextile Summer Camp in France. Seeking to nurture our own eTextiles community on the other side of the Atlantic, we decided to begin our own camp. Two years later, we are getting ready to announce the second eTextile Spring Break. We are a bunch of fiber nerds, wool punks, and DIY electronics enthusiasts fascinated by the combination of technology and craft, whether material, social, cultural, technological, poetic, or aesthetic.

Spring Break is hosted at the Wassaic Project, a residency and exhibition space in Wassaic, NY. Their commitment to local community development through the arts and creating spaces for emerging artists inspires us. We are excited to collaborate with them on this event.

The call for applications is currently closed. To receive updates and news on future eTextile Spring Break events, please sign up for our mailing list here.

For questions, please email info@etextilespringbreak.org

eTextile Spring Break Organization Team

Lara Grant || Nicole Messier || Liza Stark || Sasha de Koninck

About eTextile Summer Camp

eTextile Spring Break is a sister event of eTextile Summer Camp held at les Moulins de Paillard in Ponce-sur-le-Loir, France. Below is a snapshot of past activities and projects.

Make your own eTextile tools pop-up workshop by Irene Posch. eTextile Summer Camp, 2017
 

Participants prepping a meal. eTextile Summer Camp, 2017

Focus groups working on their chosen focused topics. eTextile Summer Camp, 2015
Wicked fabrics flag. The term wicked fabrics can mean several things. One of which is to recognize the wickedness of the materials used in the eTextile practice, in the good and bad sense of the word. What does wicked fabrics mean to you? eTextile Summer Camp, 2017
Giulia Tomasello showing Ponce-sur-le-Loir locals materials as part of the exhibit at eTextile Summer Camp, 2017.
Knitting station.
Presentation by the Wicked Futures focus group. eTextile Summer Camp, 2017
Panel led group discussion on sustainability. eTextile Summer Camp, 2017
eTextile connectors made by students in workshop led by Rachel Freire and Lara Grant. eTextile Summer Camp, 2017
Members choose the Soft Resistance focus group after a collective brainstorm of what “soft resistance” means.