“In forests, cemeteries, on beaches, I collect wood, feathers, shells or little stones. Back home I keep them somewhere to remember the moments. There comes a desire to weave these memories into the everyday practice of electronic textiles. I think about adding a conductive layer to the materials for them to be part of a simple circuit.”
This work is part of a research on "how to make DIY conductive materials" that I pursue. It displays natural elements treated with gold leaves.
The woven sample itself is a tilt sensor and has a simple LED test circuit to prove the electrical conductivity.
A nut and a wood stick were used to as goldened elements and woven into swatches for the 2017 Swatchbook exchange. They appeared to be so far the most satisfying results of a series of tests on materials.
Tutorial and references at swatch-exchange