The Embroidered Bits workshop took place on September 2015 at STEIM (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music) in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The aim of the workshop was to introduce the participants to hands-on prototyping, while exploring the process of crafting electronics on fabric by experimenting with 8-bit sound and learning how to use ATtiny85 microcontrollers to create unique sonic textiles. The workshop focused on the combination of traditional handicrafts with DIY electronics and the juxtaposition of the fragile nature of textiles with the loud and immersive soundscape that these embroidered synthesizers can create.

One the first day of the workshop we focused on exploring materials and techniques for creating the textile circuits and on the second day we on coding the ATtiny85 microcontroller. Namely we used the Arduino IDE and the CapSense library to create textiles reactive to touch to trigger square wave oscillators and white noise generators.