Lighten Up! Using Light in Designs


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Lighten Up! was a workshop developed after Alice learned about lighted bookmarks from Mariano, Mario and Allie from Parachute Factory in 2014!  Since then and with much input from co-presenters in our Lighten Up! Outreach Workshops around NM, Lighten Up! has become a way of looking at everyday things! Because of the excitement generated by some of the displays in our workshops, in addition to our original Lighten Up! Outreach Workshops, we are developing more advanced ones that include several single color (or flashing) LED, rechargeable batteries, addressable RGB LED, programmable microcontrollers and much more!

We are considering different venues for our next series of Lighten Up! workshops for May and June, 2017. If you have a preference for either month or suggestions for venues, please let Alice know at the bottom of this page!

Our first series of Beginner (8th), Intermediate (15th) and Advanced I (22nd) workshops was scheduled for October 2016 — just in time for Halloween and the Holidays!

Introduction to Lighted E-Textiles

Using an LED, conductive thread, coin-sized battery and holder, and craft materials, make a bookmark that lights up – bright enough to read by!

Workshop price includes all materials.  

Intermediate Lighted E-Textiles

Use several LED, conductive thread and coin-sized battery and holder to create a project of your choice.  Suggestions for projects include chokers, bracelets and Holiday ornaments.

Workshop price includes 5 LED, conductive thread, sewing needle, battery holder with on/off switch and small selection of ribbons/felt/beads will be provided. Feel free to bring your own hat or special accessory to Lighten Up! 

Advanced Lighted E-Textiles I

Bring your existing project to Lighten Up!  Enhance your existing projects — such as embroidery and beaded art work – with some LIGHT! Use LED, conductive thread and rechargeable LiPo battery to LIGHTEN UP! your current project.

Workshop price includes 5 LED, conductive thread, sewing needle, LiPo battery and LiPo battery holder/charger.  

THANK YOU to everyone who helped Lighten Up! our days!  We are considering different dates in May or June 2017.  Also, we are considering different venues that may be more convenient for you.  Use the form below to let Alice know your preferences, suggestions or comments.  Don’t worry, just because you let us know your preferences, we don’t expect commitments!


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