Philadelphia based NextFab Studio, a membership-based, high-tech workshop and prototyping center is running a two day workshop about the basics of e-Textiles end of this month.
If you are around the area on the weekend of September 29th and 30th and want to get introduced to the wonderful, creative world of eTextiles, sign up soon, there are only very few places available.
You will need to bring your own article of clothing or other soft item (blanket, potholder, bag) you want to upgrade to the digital age and a laptop (Mac or PC).
You will learn about about e-textiles materials and methods including: soft circuits, power, voltage, resistance, hand-sewing vs. machine sewing, conductive fabric, conductive thread, sewing LEDs, switches, sensors, plus examples of what you can do with these tools.
Day two will focus mainly on an intro to programming with Lilypad Arduino and working on your own eTextile project.
The workshop fee which includes a LilyPad Arduino kit is $190.- or reduced fee of $160.- for NextFab members.