eTextile Spring Break is a weeklong gathering of intermediate and expert eTextile and electronic craft practitioners in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. Spring Break is a time to rejuvenate, reflect, and welcome spring through community participation and celebration. This event offers an opportunity for participants to take a break from their daily lives to deepen their practice through skill-sharing workshops, informal exchange, group reflection, and collaborative making.
Conceived as a sister event to eTextile Summer Camp in the French countryside, we were inspired to create a similar convening to engage practitioners in our local communities and beyond.
This inaugural Spring Break will take place from April 1-8, 2018 at the Wassaic Project in the picturesque hamlet of Wassaic, New York. We are looking for 20-25 makers, designers, engineers, and artists who work in the field of eTextiles, wicked fabrics, and electronic craft to participate. Selected participants will pay a fee of $350 to cover lodging, workspace, materials, food, and drink for the week. Travel to and from the Wassaic Project must be covered by participants and is easily accessible by Metro-North railway .