Event

Textiles + Materiality Workshop: The Merit of Making

Are you curious about adding textile embroidery to your research practice? The Textile + Materiality research cluster has a limited number of spots left in the upcoming Merit of Making Workshop giving other Milieux cluster members a chance to participate!

TEXTILE QUOTES WORKSHOP   Instructor: Gen Moisan

When:          Monday, March 8th, 2021 from 13h30-16h30 EST
Where:         Zoom
Who:             Milieux cluster members

Embroidered patches have a long and rich history cross-culturally, functioning as symbols of status, achievement, and identity within communities. In this workshop, we invite you to consider what skills and statuses are undervalued within contemporary society. How can a merit badge bring attention to invisible, unseen, or otherwise unappreciated forms of knowledge?

Participants will learn design techniques and software basics, required to embroider different shapes, textures, and images, in order to make their own merit badges using the digital thread placement machine at the Textiles and Materiality Cluster. The workshop will be 2 hours long, with additional time reserved for participants to produce their designs.

Participants are encouraged to bring design ideas to the workshop.

PREREQUISITES: Drawing with Threads: Materializing Data

SOFTWARE: You will need Adobe Illustrator for this workshop.  

* Registration is Required! Please send an e-mail to textiles.materiality@concordia.ca to register for the workshop. Registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

See original T+M post here.

The Textiles and Materiality Research Cluster is part of the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University. Textiles and Materiality brings together research creation expertise from textile arts and material culture to experiment with methods, processes and interdisciplinary modes of thinking that will shape the future of textiles, material objects and charged experiential spaces.

The cluster fosters research-creation expertise in textile arts and technologies, such as complex weaving, electronic fabrics, interactive garments, rapid prototyping technologies, emerging materials, soft surfaces, and smart fashion. The synergy, momentum, and strategic collaborations that emerge from this collective, support innovation in new material research practices, leveraging the rich potential of interdisciplinary work.