It is officially summer (read: T-shirt season!), so nothing could make us happier than to hear about all the summertime T-shirt snipping events in the pipeline all over the country. Here’s one that’s happening in Chicago this Sunday June 26, 2011 from noon to 5 pm–it’s Pumping Station: One’s “Summer T-shirt Hackathon”! Participants are invited to bring old T-shirts (or new ones–as long as they’re not getting used in their current form, they’re fair game!) and learn how to transform them into a stuffed animal, a throw pillow, or a new piece for the wardrobe. No need to fear sewing, since there are plenty of no-sew projects to tackle, too. The event is being hosted at Pumping Station: One, a nonprofit hacker space populated by a community of folks dedicated to exploring the intersection of technology, art, science, and culture, and in cooperation with Learnapalooza.
Though not an official Generation T-sponsored event, we get so giddy when folks start throwing public parties to cut up their T-shirts that we wanted to share it with the larger T-shirt community — and hey, it appears that copies of Generation T: Beyond Fashion will be on hand for reference. Let us know if you go!
Summer T-shirt Hackathon
Pumping Station: One
3354 N. Elston*
Chicago, IL 60618
*Enter the Big Black Door on the south side of the street. If that door is locked, ring the doorbell. Once inside, walk into the lobby area, turn right and head for the hallway. PS:One is located at the first red door on the right, look for the PS:One sticker!