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

Apply now!

Registrations are open to become a Fabricademy 2018 node! Don't miss this opportunity to be among the first to offer the course. Would you host Fabricademy 2018 at your lab?


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

FabLab Kamp-Lintfort
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
Contact: Adriana Cabrera

Fab Lab Digiscope, France
Contact: Romain Di Vozzo

Artilect, Toulouse, France
Contact: Lingchih Yang

FabLab Reykjavik, Iceland
Contact: Linda Wander

FabLab Leon, Spain
Contact: Nuria Robles

WeMake, Milan, Italy
Contact: Zoe Romano

North America

FabLab Vancouver, Canada
Contact: Jason Wang

Echofab Fab Lab, Montreal, Canada
Contact: Mathieu Laporte

South America

FabLab Yucatan, Mexico
Contact: Oscar Díaz

FabLab Esan, Lima, Peru
Contact: Carlos Silva

Ellora Ateliê, São Paulo, Brazil
Contact: Angela Barbour


Fablab O Shanghai, China
Contact: Saverio Silli