Becoming a Node

Hosting Fabricademy is open to different kinds of institutions like Fab Labs, creative spaces, fashion and design schools, artist studios.

Fabricademy is open also to organizations who are not Fab Labs. While some Fab Lab equipment is necessary to complete the course, having access to one nearby is considered acceptable.

You can attend the 13 classes within your current study program in a school or join the full program in a participating Node.

The key elements required to host the class are hilighted below.

Basic Requirements

Here are the basic requirements and expectations for any lab that wishes to participate in the Textile Academy course.

You should have a working group of at least 3 or 4 students, and a qualified instructor following them. We offer training for instructors in the form of bootcamps before the course as well as online materials.

Your lab MUST be equipped with the ALL necessary machines and other supplies to be able to participate in the Academy. Labs that are not properly equipped are not eligible to participate in the Academy, as the students will not be able to complete the course.

As this is a bleeding edge program, and inventory specification is continually being updated. For the most up-to-date list of recommended machines and supplies, see: the Fabricademy Lab Inventory

Lab Equipment

  • Fab Lab equipment: 3D Printer / Laser cutter / Molding and casting/ cnc milling / materials / Composites / Electronics equipment
  • Workstations for CAD modeling
  • Basic biolab
  • Sewing machine industrial normal
  • Sewing machine industrial overlock
  • Sewing machine small digital
  • Knitting machine
  • Knitting machine electroloom
  • Fab Loom
  • Soft actuators - e-textiles (conductive threads, conductive fabrics, mini vibration motors…)
  • Scissors- threads, yarns, natural fibers
  • Big working tables (as fashion schools)
  • Roland Tex-art dye sublimation printer
  • Embroidery machine

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2019/20 Applications are open for Nodes! Don't miss this opportunity to be among the first to offer the course. Would you host Fabricademy 2019 at your lab?


2019/20 Nodes


Fab Textiles Barcelona, Spain
Fab Lab Barcelona / Institute for Advanced
Architecture of Catalonia
Contact: Anastasia Pistofidou

TextileLab Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fab Lab Amsterdam / Waag Society
Contact: Cecilia Raspanti

Matrix with Fab Lab Kamp-Lintfort, Germany
Fab Lab Kamp-Lintfort
Contact: Adriana Cabrera

ViNN:Lab, Wildau, Germany
Technische Hochschule Wildau,
Contact: Eva Ismer

Fab lab Digiscope, Paris-Saclay, France
Paris-Saclay University
Contact: Romain Di Vozzo

Sew & Laine Fab Textile Lab, Bordeaux, France
Bègles, Bordeaux
Contact:Dina Jak

Fablab ULB, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium
Contact:Julie Taris

Fab Lab Leon, Spain
Contact: Nuria Robles

Fondazione Mondo Digitale, Rome, Italy
Contact: Matteo Viscogliosi

Fab Lab Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
Contact: Francesca Mereu

Onl'fait, Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: Cristina Olivotto

Aegean Idea Lab, Paros, Greece
Contact: Kathy Sinclair

North America

Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Lab, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Contact: Bali Abhishek

South America

Fab Lab Yucatan, Mexico
Contact: Oscar Díaz

Fab Lab Maya, Mexico

Fab Lab ZOI, Quito, Ecuador
Contact: Roberto Gallo

Fab Lab Esan, Lima, Peru
Contact: Carlos Silva

Ellora Ateliê, São Paulo, Brazil
Contact: Angela Barbour


Fab Lab Kamakura, Japan
Contact: Jun Kawahara

Zios Makerspace, Chandigarh
Contact: Mahavir Singh

Middle East

Fab Lab Irbid, Jordan
Contact: Nadine Hasan Abu Tuhaimer

Qbic Fab Lab, Doha, Qatar
Doha, Quatar