Ecomakers is a research project funded by UOW to explore how community connections can be facilitated by making activities through knowledge sharing and hands-on learning.

Ecomakers offers a series of public workshops delivered at UOW Makerspace to extend the makerspace philosophy to foster making and thinking guided by environmental sustainability principles.

Each workshop will focus on the creation of one artifact: (1) a felted mushroom, (2) hyperbolic crochet, and (3) a fabric speaker using traditional craft techniques: needle-felting, crochet, and embroidery, combined with soft circuits, e-textiles, and sewable electronics.

These workshops will provide a platform to discuss sustainable making, materials, and methods with artists, designers, scientists, and economists. We will talk about the use of upcycled and biodegradable materials, combining contemporary craft and slow textile techniques with DYI hand-made electronics, as well as how we can contribute to environmental sustainability solutions.

You can sign up for up to 3 x 3-hour workshops!

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