Creating Stories with Fabric and Light – Central Library

September 20, 2023 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM




Crafting Stories with Fabric and Light 

Would you like to take part in a unique workshop creating an art piece using fabric and electronics? Using a variety of materials, tell a story with fabric and LED lights!
Each participant will make one section of a final piece which will join together at the end.

What story will you tell? Will it change when it interacts with other stories in the group?
How can the fabric of life, the turbulent times we live in and the effects of climate change be represented through this work?

The completed panels will form part of a community Climate Action exhibition in Central Library during the Imagine Arts Festival.

Conditions: This workshop is suitable for beginners to electronic textiles, but participants should be comfortable with hand sewing. All materials will be provided, including but not limited to embroidery hoops, fabric, conductive materials, sewable LEDs, sewable snap buttons, fabric markers, fabric glue and sewing accessories.

Participants must be 18+ years

Facilitators: Aileen Drohan, Experienced Software Research Engineer, e-textiles lab, Walton Institute (SETU) and MJ Jacob, artist, art educator, maker and award winning business woman

Max no. of Participants: 12

Workshop date: Wednesday 20th September 10am-1pm

Venue: The Hub, Central Library

Registration: Book your place by calling Central Library on 051 849975. Leave your name and a contact number with a staff member.

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