HOW IT WORKS
1. FABRICATE CHULAYA
LIVE THE FABLAB EXPERIENCE – MAKERSPACE
Chulaya stands for open source so that you can enjoy the fablab-makerspace experience. Acquire and download the digital files in the C-shop. Take the files to the nearest fablab or makerspace or the one of your choice. Nowadays, a growing number of local maker labs (including makerspaces in educational centers) around the world offer the use of digital technologies, where you can personally fabricate and have your Chulayalasercut. It is fun and really awesome to experience the entire process of making your own Chulaya!
Once the lasercutting is done, Chulaya can be assembled according to the guide that comes with the files.
2. GET INSPIRED
a. BROWSE CHULAYA’S LOOKBOOK
With the structure in place, the next creative challenge is to transform Chulaya into your personal, one-of-a kind creation. As an (aspiring) maker, it is always helpful to seek out inspiration, to ignite your imagination and get exposed to new design ideas or uncommon techniques. Chulaya’s Lookbook is a great way to get started. It is a free resource you can download to explore and get inspired. Browse through it and you will surely get ideas of what you would like to develop for your own Chulaya.
b. DISCOVER AND LEARN FROM MASTERS ARTISANS
Got inspired by the Lookbook and want to experiment with several design ideas? We offer an eGuide to engage you in hands-on textile making for Chulaya in the form of creative challenges that stretch your imagination and help build your maker skills. Several creative challenges are inspired by indigenous designs and have been co created with master artisans from textile craft communities. You can obtain the eGuide in the C-shop.
3. CRAFT YOUR OWN DESIGN
Design your own creation. Chulaya could be considered a ´creative lab´ that allows you to experiment and make your own unique designs that blend digital fabrication and textile craft. In the process, you will soon find that making for Chulaya is really creating with Chulaya; she will become your muse. Regardless of whether one is new to fiber craft or is an experienced textile crafter, you will discover that the scope of designing with Chulaya is limitless. It is a fun and exciting way to express oneself and to experience at the same time the relaxing effects of making with the hands. Discover the DELIGHT of what you are capable of making !
4. SHARE YOUR CREATION
Chulaya can be developed as an individual DIY project or as a group collaboration (DIWO). Chulaya is a also maker project that can be implemented in the context of maker education for schools, libraries and museum programs. Click on maker education for more information on the relevance of Chulaya for schools, libraries and museum activities.
Let us know about your maker experience and fill us in on your creative process!
Once your individual or group creation is ready, share it with our online community for all to enjoy and to keep the circle of inspiration growing.
Chulaya’s next lookbook will feature the most amazing and original designs that have been shared with us!!.