Join us on February 18 from 3 - 5:30 p.m. and embroider some circuits!
You heard us right --we'll use conductive thread and embroidery floss to create a embroidery design that lights up!
Over the past few years, people have started making circuits in new ways using conductive materials -- paints, thread, fabric, tape, pens, and the list goes on. This has enabled incredible experimentation from artists, designers, and crafters. From quilts that tell you stories, to illustrations that light up, many people have been playing with the potential of these new materials. And so will we!
You'll make your own pattern, learn embroidery strategies, explore how circuits work, and figure out to combine the embroidery with electricity in a light-up design! We'll have inspiration available and some sample patterns to draw from, but start thinking about your pattern now.
Bring your ideas and we'll provide the four inch hoops, needles, and LEDs!
Participation and Materials Fee: $40 for non-members, $35 for MODA members.
This fee covers everything you need to create and bring home your own awesome cross stitch: 4" hoop, AIDA cloth, needle, threader, embroidery floss, conductive thread, coin cell batteries, LEDs, and a sewable battery holder. It also includes admission to MODA's current exhibition, Designing for a Playful City.
Appropriate for ages 14+.