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February 18, 2020 3:30–5:30 pm
TEC - Classroom
Textile Arts

Electrify Your Gear: A Roots Collaboration

Taught by Sandra Bermond
Duke Create poster

About the Workshop

During this basic introduction to sewing with conductive thread and LEDs you’ll build a simple circuit that will illuminate when you’re done. No experience with sewing required! Take a break from looking at a computer screen and try this tactile form of creativity using technology. Each attendee will be able to bring their circuit home with them.

We’ll be sewing by hand and all materials will be provided, but if you have a shirt, fabric, or other item (e.g., hat) you would like to use instead of a Co-Lab t-shirt, feel free to bring it to the workshop.

This workshop is part of “Textile Week,” a collaboration with the Roots workshop series.

About the Instructor

Sandra Bermond is the Innovation Co-Lab’s program manager. Her main focus is to construct an all-encompassing and interesting curriculum for the Co-Lab’s roots program, as well as lend her knowledge in the areas of Design and Website Creation. Sandra has a passion for making things, both digital and physical and spends the best part of her days creating or improving things previously created.

About the Location

The TEC (Technology Engagement Center) Classroom is in the Telcom Building. To get there, just walk down the stairs from Perkins/Bostock like you’re heading towards CIEMAS. When you get to the road halfway down, make a right and Telcom is the building ahead of you to the left. The Technology Engagement Center is the first floor, so just enter in the front of the building. The classroom is to the right of the entrance, adjacent to the center circular room.

Here is a map.

About DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).