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 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

2017 Nodes


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

Textile Lab / Amsterdam:
Waag Society
Contact: Cecilia Raspanti

Fab Lab Toscana / Tuscany:
Contact: Fiore Basile

Villette Makerz by WoMa
Contact: Guillaume Attal

Artilect, Toulouse, France
Contact: Lingchih Yang

FabLab Reykjavik, Iceland
Contact: Linda Wander

FabLab Leon, Spain
Contact: Nuria Robles

WeMake, Milan, Italy
Contact: Zoe Romano

MILL - Makers In Little Lisbon, Portugal
Contact: Mauricio Martins

North America

FabLab Vancouver, Canada

South America

Fab Lab Costarica
Contact: Robert Garrita

FabLab Santiago, Chile
Contact: Andres Briseno

FabLab Impact MX, Mexico
Contact: Oscar Velasquez

FabLab Yucatan, Mexico
Contact: Oscar Díaz

FabLab Esan, Lima, Peru
Contact: Carlos Silva


Fablab O Shanghai
Contact: Saverio Silli

Zios Makerspace, India
Contact: Shivaji Singh