Rozmanova ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Prostori: osmo/za

Adela: Soft Prototyping

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DATE: Saturday, 1 June 2024 | 10:00–16:00
LOCATION: Kino Šiška, Ljubljana

MENTORS: Verle Pennock & Michelle Vossen
PARTICIPATION: The workshop is free of charge & beginner-friendly. The workshop will be held in English. To join, you must apply in advance using the application form.

Buying ready-made sensors is boring ... Learn how to craft soft sensors and create tangible interactions that make you move!

Soft Prototyping is all about exploring DIY technology through textile crafts and researching performing with wearables: what kind of interactions can you create with a conductive pompom stuck to your head, shoulder or knee or using two woven conductive patches on your elbows?

At the workshop, you will learn how to use various fabric manipulation techniques like crochet and spool knitting to create sensors that respond to touch. You will go home with at least one textile sensor you can integrate into your further projects, a zine on textile techniques, e-textile tips and tricks, and, hopefully, many new ideas!

This workshop is beginner-friendly, and you don't need experience with textile crafts or electronics to participate. All tools and (electronic & textile) materials will be provided, but feel free to bring any additional garments or textiles you'd like to use.


Veerle Pennock is a DIY creative electronics maker, instrument inventor and musician. She founded the soldering and hardware DIY electronics workspace Acid Solder Club in Utrecht, currently residing at the Hof van Cartesius in Utrecht, to create a workspace where the local community and beyond are able to meet up via events, follow beginner and advanced workshops for young and old, and join electronics jam sessions to meet each and share our common interest.

Michelle Vossen is a maker and designer based in the Netherlands. She works for the Waag Fablab, Textilelab and Maker Education Lab as a maker educator and the Utrecht University of the Arts, where she co-runs the Textile Construction workshop. Michelle graduated from ArtEZ in Fashion Design in 2019 and finished the Fab Academy in 2023. Her fascination lies in embracing the absurd in technology, exploring the erratic nature of machines, and experimenting with software in unconventional ways.


Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana. Adela Focus Country: The Netherlands is co-financed by the Creative Industries Fund NL.