Past Meetup

Hands-on Workshop: Crafting Digital Textiles

This Meetup is past

18 people went

Price: £3.00 /per person

hedgehog lab

Generator Studios Trafalgar Street · Newcastle Upon Tyne

How to find us

Follow the IxDA signs from the entrance of Generator Studios

Location image of event venue


We can't wait for our first meetup of 2017.

You'll need to be quick as there are limited places! RSVPs open 24/01/17. Attendees will be refunded.


On February 1st, we're joined by Teresa Almeida who will be running this exciting workshop, blending traditional textile practices with modern day electronics.

In this session, you will be introduced to the basics of soft circuitry and you'll learn how to sew electronics. The experience includes designing your own 2 e-textiles patches, which will be part of a collective interactive quilt.

Your patches will be yours to keep or swap, pending functioning design of fabric switches and sensors. We will cover analog/crafty layouts but if you're more technically inclined, please feel free to bring along an Arduino or Lilypad and laptop and join that in to the mix!


About Teresa...

Teresa has been researching and designing wearables and e-textiles for over a decade, applying craft skills and technique to explore aesthetics of interaction and interactive materials at hand. Her work is featured in Make: Wearable Electronics (2014) Fashionable Technology (2008) and Future Fashion (2010).

She recently finished her PhD at Open Lab, Newcastle University, where she focused on designing technology for women and the body. Teresa is currently a UN Women's Empower Women[masked] Champion for Change investigating critical-humanistic approaches to designing technologies that support socio-cultural change and break taboos.

You can find more information about Teresa and her work here (


18:00 Arrival

18:15 Hands-on workshop starts

This session will be approximately 2 hours long, with a break for pizza and drinks in between.

Let us know if you have any dietary requirements you'd like us to adhere to.


Please note

RSVPs open on Tuesday 24th January at 9AM, with a limited number of 20 places. There will be a waiting list in case any attendees are unable to make it.

We have decided to charge a small refundable fee of £3 for this workshop. Everyone who RSVPs 'yes' and attends the session will be reimbursed shortly after. We have introduced this so the workshop can run at full capacity, making it a more valuable experience for everyone involved.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!