Dresses that light up, hats that play music, bracelets that change colors—this is the world of e-textiles! Using materials like conductive thread, LED lights, and flexible circuit boards, you can sew electronics into all kinds of craft projects, including clothing, accessories, and toys. Curious about this medium for expression? Read on for how the library can help you explore the art of e-textiles.
- Attend a program. As part of the fall 2017 Robotics, Coding and Tech program series, you can learn how to make your own light-up wrist cuff. Lisa Keller from Galloping Horse Makers will be visiting libraries across the county to teach the basics of e-textiles. Find a program near you.
- Check out a book. We've got some informational books available at the library to learn more about e-textiles. The books listed below provide color photos, step-by-step instructions, and lots of inspiration for making your own projects. For more book options check out our list Get Started with E-Textiles and Wearable Electronics.
- Research online. One of the best ways to learn more about technology like e-textiles is online. There are lots of websites where makers share projects and ideas. Use these resources to learn more or to post about your own completed creations!
We can't wait to see what you make!