Electrify Your Look with Sewable Circuits
Basic introduction to sewing with conductive thread and LEDs to build a simple circuit that when complete will illuminate the LEDs. No experience with sewing required! We'll be sewing by hand and all materials will be provided. Take a break from looking at a computer screen and try this tactile form of creativity using technology. Each attendee will be able to bring their circuit home with them.
Bendte Fagge | Crux Information Architect
Sandra Bermond | Innovation Co-Lab Program Manager
Sandra manages the Innovation Co-Lab roots program as well as teaches several workshops. She has a background in web design and front-end development, as well as a passion for artistic endeavors regardless of the medium.
This class will be hosted via Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom link a day before the class. Attendance will be taken and the session will be recorded.
Session 1 | 01/28 - 3pm-5pm | Jewelry Theme
Kits will provide you with everything you need to make a felt bracelet, with multiple LEDs. With that said, you are free to design and make anything else you may want. Especially if you would prefer adding the circuits to clothing or fabric accessories you already own.
Session 2 | 03/16 - 3pm-5pm | Constellation Theme
Kits will provide you with everything you need to recreate your astrological constellation with multiple LEDs (all signs will receive the same amount of LEDs). You are, of course, free to design and make anything else you may want. Kits' content may be used on the provided felt or on clothing you already own.
- Overview of Conductive Thread
- Basics of a Simple Circuit
- Components and Tools for Project
- Draw Your Circuit/Components
- Sew Your Circuit/Components to a Shirt
- Create and sew a design onto fabric or other material using conductive thread and LEDs.
Sewable circuit kit (provided):
* Conductive thread
* Coin battery
* Sewable LED lights
* Sewable battery holder
* Metal snaps
* Size 4 needle
Additional tools (not provided):
* Glue (potentially)
* Decorative Thread
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