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Code Crafting: Code + Machine Embroidery

  • The Creativity Caravan 28 South Fullerton Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042 (map)

Computer Science meets Textile Arts: Computer science shares common roots with traditional textile production such as weaving, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery. Explore the close ties between textile arts and computing, the art of coding through embroidery, and the craft of embroidery through coding.

After a 30 minute introduction, each participant will be provided personal support to create their own repetitive design using the free program TurtleStitch and will render it on one of our three embroidery machines.  No prior coding or embroidery experience necessary.  Please bring a laptop, share one with a friend, or reserve one of ours. 

Led by Montclair resident and Computer Scientist Ursula Wolz, PhD. Ursula has been teaching computer science to students ages 6 to graduate school for 40 years. Laura Feire is a cofounder with Ursula of RiverSound Solutions, a computing curriculum and software development company. They are collaborating with gwen charles, visual artist, to provide a unique interdisciplinary perspective to computing and art.

 $35 per person. This intensive workshop is for ages 10 and up interested in coding and textiles. Please bring a laptop, share one with a friend, or reserve one of ours. All other materials will be supplied.