Wearables W10: Manufacturing and Crafting III

Apr 19 6:30pm – 9:00pm

  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm Artist Talk from Shih Wei Chieh in Room 50
  • 7:45pm – 8:20pm Wireless project show and tell part II
  • 8:20pm – 9pm Presentation: Manufacture of hardware and textiles, and the conjunctions II
  • In-class activity: Crafting methods: embroidery, knitting, crochet, weaving



  • Needle Felting: Transform roving into 3D objects using a barbed needle. Tutorial
  • Wet Felting: Use hot water, soap and agitation to change the raw fibers into a fabric. Tutorial 1 Tutorial 2


Twist together fibers to form yarn

  • Hand spinning with a spindle: Tutorial
  • Hand spinning with a spinning wheel: Tutorial


Weaving is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth.

  • Looms
    • Floor Loom
    • Table Loom
    • Cricket Loom
    • Tapestry Loom
    • Jacquard Loom
    • Rapier Loom *industrial loom
  • Weaving Methods
  • Inspiration projects:


Knitting creates multiple loops of yarn, called stitches, in a line or tube. Knitting has multiple active stitches on the needle at one time.

  • Knitting with needles: Tutorials
    • Cast on
    • Knit stitch
    • Purl stitch
    • Cast off
  • Home knitting machine
  • Industrial knitting machine
  • Inspiration projects:
  • Crochet

    Crochet is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook.


    Quilting is the process of sewing two or more layers of fabric together to make a thicker padded material, usually to create a quilt or quilted garment.


    Embroidery is the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn.

    Screen Printing

    Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil.


    Dyeing is the application of dyes or pigments on textile materials such as fibers, yarns, and fabrics with the objective of achieving color with desired fastness.

    • Shibori (Japanese Tie Dye)
    • Inspiration projects:

    Digital Fabrication


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