We collect and Felt wool sweaters to Upcycle creating all kinds of custom designed fun & practical products from Wearable Art, & customized heirloom patchwork blankets to Giant Potholder Rugs. Fun kits for parties & groups!
Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services is proud to sponsor the Young Makers Tent as part of its Making the Future education initiative which seeks to inspire young learners in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts by providing fun hands-on learning opportunities. Young Makers and their instructors from Cognizant's Making the Future Afterschool and Summer programs from across the U.S. will be conducting workshops for children attending the Faire, demonstrating how children can
Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. For more information visit autodesk.com or follow @autodesk.
Seeed is a hardware innovation platform for makers to grow inspirations into differentiating products. By working closely with technology providers of all scale, Seeed provides accessible technologies with quality, speed and supply chain knowledge. When prototypes are ready to iterate, Seeed helps productize 1 to 1,000 pcs using in-house engineering, supply chain management and agile manufacture forces. Seeed also team up with incubators, China tech ecosystem, investors and distribution channels to portal Maker startups beyond.
How do you teach kids to sew if the fabric is trash? Wait, how do you get kids to even wear trash? These questions and more are discussed when the Coordinator for Sunol Glen School Trashion Collective, Cammie Clark, gives a presentation on how to successfully plan, create, educate and execute a Trashion Show for kids, focusing on the most difficult challenge: creating wearable, beautiful fashions constructed entirely out of trash. Come see beautiful creations made from trashy items like Starbucks Coffee bags, Charmin packaging, Kellogg's Cereal lids, Target bags, old comic books and so much more!
Create to win! Complete a project at Swap-O-Rama-Rama and enter to win great new sewing tools. Complete 6 projects to enter to win The Grand Prize: sewing machine and full tool kit! Show completed projects at the Textile Talk Lounge to enter. Located in the Textile Talk Lounge, inside Swap-O-Rama-Rama - Sat 3:30 pm, Sun 3:00 pm.
Textiles in the Tech Space/Hacker SpacennSewing, knitting, embroidery... many of these occupations are considered old fashioned and purely crafty. Certainly not things associated with the "tech space". Creating a niche for these arts in traditionally tech-heavy hackerspaces poses challenges and has considered rewards for crafters and techies alike. This is my story about what it was like to blend these two things I love so much in my communities.
I am an east bay artist, designer, and innovator. I constantly look for ways to think outside the box while reducing waste. Working as a designer at Ekso Bionics I have reduced the amount of waste by using it in my art.
Alexandria von Bromssen - owner of Camp Couture & Red Square Boutique as well as her own line of clothing will talk about her television show experience. n
Kelly Jonick will present a short talk about how to make your own true-to-your-size dress form out of Duct tape. See the finished duct tape dress form--on a useable fashion stand-- made from things from around the house!