Workshop Light in Textiles
Let your clothes light up at night. E-textiles designer Melissa Coleman will introduce the exciting field of LEDs (regular, super bright, power, smd), electroluminescent (EL) wire and optic fibers discussing the pros and cons of each and giving useful tips for incorporating these in textiles. This will be followed by an introduction into soft circuits using conductive threads and fabrics.
Presentation at the Berlin Fashion Week 2010 by Van Raveschot, wearing garments made during the workshop Electronics For Fashion taught by Melissa Coleman and Joachim Rotteveel. Clothing design by Eppo Dekker. Copyright Natalia Svedlund-Rodriguez
In the practical part of the afternoon you will make a soft switch and use this to control a LED. After this exercise you will get the opportunity to incorporate light in a garment of your own using electroluminescent wire or LEDs.
This workshop will be aimed at beginners in the field of e-textiles. Participants will be required to bring a garment to work on.
When: Thursday, 29 July 2010, 12.00-18.00
Where: V2_ Groundfloor, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam
Costs: €40,- (including €15,- materials)
Please specify if you would prefer to work with EL Wire or LEDs