Make:Shift:Do Workshop

Make:Shift:Do Dundee workshop invites you to join textile designers, Sara Nevay and Lucy Robertson, in a creative space to make fun and interactive e-textiles that characterise and celebrate our connections with others. Electronic-Textiles are textiles and fabrics that are combined with embedded electronics for functional or decorative effect.

This workshop is suitable for beginners, though basic hand sewing skills are required. Materials will be provided but feel free to bring along any fabric, buttons, beads and any other embellishments you’d like to use to personalise your textile companions.

You will have the opportunity to learn new skills and experiment with novel materials to:

  • Craft and create personalised interactive textile companions to take home
  • Learn how to integrate basic electronics such as LEDs with fabrics
  • Work with a friend to incorporate electronics and make your companions interact
  • Make an individual interactive textile or work with other workshop participants to make a pair

Connecting with others is identified as one of the five key drivers for wellbeing, positively contributing to and supporting mental health. Beyond connective technologies, we can connect through shared activity such as craft; research has shown that craft supports wellbeing by creating therapeutic value, enabling social activity and a sense of community and togetherness.

Join us in the morning or the afternoon – we’re running this workshop twice over the course of the day, for twice the fun! Remember to book your tickets.

Morning session: £15 pp, 10am-12.30pm. 

Afternoon session: £15 pp, 1.30pm – 4pm.

The workshop will take place on level 3 of the Crawford building in the textile department at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee. Please report to DJCAD reception and you will be directed to the workshop space.

This workshop is open to participants aged 16 years and over. Research data may be gathered with participant’s permission.