On October the 27th 2017 PhD researcher Sara Nevay and I are running ‘E-textiles: crafting connections for health and wellbeing’ workshop as part of Make:Shift:Do Dundee 2017 at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
Make:Shift:Do is a nationwide programme of craft innovation workshops for children and young people.
Our workshop invites you to make fun and interactive e-textiles to characterise and celebrate our connections with others. E-textiles – or Electronic-Textiles – are textiles and fabrics that are combined with embedded electronics for functional or decorative effect.
Connecting with others is identified as one of the five key drivers for wellbeing, positively contributing to and supporting mental health. Beyond connective technologies, we can truly and socially connect through shared activity such as craft; research has shown that craft supports wellbeing by creating therapeutic value, enabling social activity and a sense of community and togetherness.
Although we are doing this workshop as part of the festival we have linked it closely with our own research and hope to gathered data with participant’s permission.
Book your ticket and find out more here: https://www.dundee.ac.uk/djcad/makeshiftdo/