Public Workshops


22 – 23rd July 2017 @ Les Moulins de Paillard, Poncé-sur-le-Loir, France

During the weekend of July 22nd and 23rd, we will hold a series of public workshops for beginners to intermediate Tinkerers as a part of Summer Fest. Please see the SummerFest Schedule for the schedule:

http://etextile-summercamp.org/2017/summerof/summerfest/

The workshops will be taught in English but all the workshops will have someone helping to translate English-French, or the workshop leaders are French speakers who can speak both the language.


You can register for Workshops here:
https://goo.gl/forms/EFtebAWcJUeieBwR2


Walk-in Workshop: Smocking techniques
by Aniela Hoitink | NEFFA

Time: July 22, 10:00 – 12:00, 15-30min participation
Cost: € 5,- per person
Textile Technique, Beginners, No registration required
Learn the old fashion way of gathering textiles. You get to choose one of the patterns that you want to make and I will teach you how to make this and help you through the process.


Walk-in Workshop: Hands on Knit – Knit on hands
by Barbro Scholz
Time: July 22, 10:00 – 12:00, 15-30min participation
Cost: € 5,- per person
Textile Technique, Beginners, No registration required
Knitting with your hands – on your hands! We will make some simple knitted pieces on our hands and cardboard looms. Understand the principle of knitting.


Workshop: Sound Knitting
by Claire Williams

Time: July 22, 10:00 – 13:00
Cost: € 20,- per person
Beginner, DIY enthusiasts, You need to register to attend the workshop
We will create an interactive knit that will trigger sound recorded at the Moulins Paillards site using a hacked knitting machine and jacquard technique. Tools: knitting machine & electronics. participants can bring: laptop with Gimp installed https://www.gimp.org/
You will be in a groupe minimum of 2 so it’s ok if everybody doesn’t have a laptop


Demo: SpinTales Storytime
by Mili Tharakan

Time: July 22, 13:00 – 14:30, 10-20 min story telling
Kids (3 years old or older), No registration required
Come jump into a world of jungle stories with SpinTales Jungle Rug!! Let’s explore the jungle with Milo and his animal friends as they climb up trees and dive into the river to discover all things big and small. Find the hidden animals and watch them come to life as you journey through the jungle.This storytelling time will get you moving and even doing some yoga!  Come, let’s do some SpinTales!!!


Walk-in Workshop: E-Broidery
by Liza Stark

Time: July 22, 13:30 – 15:30, 15-30min participation
Cost: € 5,- per person
eTextile, Beginners, No registration required
In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to embroider with conductive thread. We will explore its electrical and material properties through various embroidery techniques in order to understand how it works, different types of conductive thread, and tips for using it. Each participant will craft their own e-broidery sampler.


Workshop: Robot skin E-256
by Maurin Donneaud


Time: July 22, 14:00 – 17:00
Cost: € 20,- per person
Intermediate, DIY enthusiasts, You need to register to attend the workshop
Through this workshop you will learn how to make the E-256 sensitive textile solution that will enhance your creativity. Easy and simple to make this eTextile solution requires a minimum of means. You will make your own sensor and discover the electronics and associated computer software. You will then be abel to hijack and fork this open source project to bring new features, new use cases.
Learning skills: Etching conductive fabrics, eTextile matrix sensor programming algorithm, communication protocol, SDK framework


Workshop: Smart inks Printing Workshop
by Marta Kisand, Celine Marcq

Time: July 22, 14:00 – 17:00
Cost: € 20,- per person
Beginner, You need to register to attend the workshop
Smart pigments are colours which react to input from our environment (heat, UV, water contact). We will try different colour combinations and explore the colour change possibilities of thermochromic (heat reaction) and photochromic (UV reaction) pigments.
We will learn to apply these special pigments on different kind of materials using screen printing technique. We will explain to you the basics of screen printing technique: how too prepare your designs and how to print. You’ll be able to choose materials to print from our selection or you can bring some light coloured 100% cotton objects (t-shirt, bag, pillow case etc) with you to the workshop.
Please bring an apron to protect your clothes from ink spills OR wear clothes which can get dirty because printing can be messy!


Workshop: Weaving with E-textiles
by Emilie Giles
Time: July 23, 14:00 – 17:00
Cost: € 20,- per person
Beginner, You need to register to attend the workshop
Come and learn not only have to weave, but also how to make your own little loom from recycled materials! We will work with different conductive and non-conductive yarns, components and computers to make woven electronics, created on small cardboard looms. We will cover the basics of working with Arduino, programming in the IDE and making a simple circuit with the Lilypad Arduino. By the end of the workshop you’ll have a little piece of fabric, containing LEDs (light-emitting diodes), made by you! If possible participants will need to bring a laptop with them with the Arduino IDE installed: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software

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