Open Space with Victoria Pawlik and Jessie English: The Electronic & Textile Institute Berlin is an awesome makerspace in Berlin started by Victoria Pawlik. Jessie English is a fashion artist in residence. At the meetup we will have the chance to learn about current FashionTec developements like knitting with electronic compenents. The idea of the "Open Space" is to get together for common projects.
Victoria studied fashion design and uses the places as a creative space to develop ideas and produce cloth designs, which she sells at community markets and online shops like VLP-Designs (http://de.dawanda.com/shop/vlp-designs) at Dawanda and RedPinkGreen (http://etsy.com/shop/redpinkgreen) at Etsy.
Other people at the space are coming from the IT and hackers community. Fabienne is known for her involvement into Open Source and Open Hardware. She likes to hack into knitting machines and creates incredible patterns, that are unique in every aspect. One of the designs at the shop is particularly interesting as none of the pattern parts repeat itself.
By Open-Sourcing older Brother knitting machines and connecting a PC to a machine Fabienne was able to enhance the functioning and extend the functionalities beyond the original one.
(near U Osloer Str.)
Links: Electronic Textile Institute: Designer Maker Community in Berlin (http://mariobehling.de/electronic-textile-institute-designer-maker-community-berlin)