Re-Fashioning the Future brings together a community of traditional textile craft practitioners with technical driven experts from Walton Institute’s new E-Textiles Lab. Through peer-to-peer knowledge sharing workshops, the group will actively engage in a collaborative exploration and investigation of electronic textiles, carried out utilising a sewable range of electronic components, conductive fabrics, and threads.
The exploratory workshop participants have been chosen and include members of Garter Lane Makers Group and Waterford Women’s Shed, V.T.O.S Fashion Design and Interior Design tutors and graduates, facilitated by Aileen Drohan and Frances Cleary of Walton Institute.
In keeping alive the old traditional craft methods, all the while embracing new methods of e-textile making for smart textiles, the workshop participants will extend their newly acquired skills through an additional series of workshops to wider community groups. Re-Fashioning the Future aims to foster a network of e-textile practitioners and provide 100 traditional craft/textile makers with the technical skills and know-how to embed electronic circuitry in textiles for creative outputs with added functionality.
Updates of the project will be shared on the Walton Institute website.
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