14-16 March 2017
at Les Moulins de Paillard, Poncé-sur-Loir, France
for Art and Design students from ESBA Angers
- lecture on electronic textiles, smart materials and the wearable scene
- introduction to conductive materials
- basic physics on electricity and resistivity
- hands-on sewing a circuit with an LED
- weaving circuit and pressure sensors
- reading inputs with Arduino
3h Hands-on workshop prepared and given together with Giulia Tomasello and Svenja Keune at Etextile Summercamp 2016.
For weeks we grew our Kombucha in London, Göteborg and Berlin in order to have enough dry and wet sheets for the participants to experiment with. After a short introduction we let everyone manipulate the material with their textile practices and tools.
- Thermochromics and regular screen-printing inks
- Cyanotype ink + UV Laser print
- Embroidery with conductive threads
- Overlaying in sandwiches with things
More pictures here
1 day workshop prepared and given together with screen-printing expert Lynsey Calder at Etextile Summerchool in 2017.
The group of 14 students was split in 2 groups and alternatively learnt screen- printing thermochromics and using heating elements to activate a colour-change.
- basics of electricity
- heating elements as pads, steel yarns (Bekinox) and resistive surfaces (eeonyx) were used
- understanding of inks visual effect potential and characteristics
- design of a colour-changing pattern
- use a simple program sketch on Arduino to control heating elements
- demonstrators activated by body heat or bench power supply