Call for participants
On 19 September 2016, the first edition of the Textile Academy begins. The Textile Academy is a 16 weeks course (two full days a week), during which you will learn about the techniques, processes, machines, and tools that impact the designing of both textiles and clothing. Together we will investigate how to digitally draft patterns, work with machines (like laser cutters and 3D printers), and explore interesting options for new materials and dyeing techniques with living bacteria and natural dyes.
The Textile Academy is for fashion, textile, and material designers; researchers, artists, and engineers; and all creatives interested in exploring topics surrounding the textile and clothing, working inside and outside the industry. The workshops will give you the tools and knowledge to develop your own in depth research project in the TextileLab. The lessons will touch upon topics such as textile dyeing with living bacteria, digital pattern drafting, 3D scanning, 3D printing, textile manipulations, and material development.