For my project Wave stitcher, I inspired by our construction and environment weeks, and wanted to explore how individualizing a garment might allow for a deeper connection and therefore longer lifespan.
For my final project I would like to explore the world of E-textile Knitting. The final concept is a shawl that is knitted to match a specific spot in nature like a spot in prospect park. And the capacitive touch spots / analogue sensors could trigger audio recordings of that location. The colors (and ideally the pattern – but being newer to knitting would most likely be tied through color palette)
Inspired by Einrúm, an Icelandic company that creates yarns and patterns inspired by the natural environment. During our Environment class I was inspired by the idea of increasing the lifespan of an object through customization or having the item individualized. I was reminded of Einrúm’s yarn’s particular ability to pull on a personal connection of place through pattern.
Already certain clothing items can function as portals to specific moments or life experiences. For this project would like to connect it back to nature – although sometimes our connection to technology feels like its pulling us away from nature, technology is just at tool and can also have the ability to enhance our relationship with it.
[ below is a knitting pattern inspired by Basalt rock columns. and there are examples of swatches inspired by specific Icelandic geology]
For final concept shape was thinking of something along the Elementary wrap pattern by Purl Soho but also know that I’ll most likely present polished swatches / a larger test area ❤
[Another variation would be more on the healing side where maybe like Jingwen’s heat jacket, there’s a heating element on the inside. For people navigating back pain sometimes it would be nice to have a shawl that feels wearables verses a heating pad thats attached to an outlet or a quick stick on pad or one of the bulkier neck wraps. ]
+ Intro to Wearables
Medical / Industry Professional environmental ware
When talking through the Express a new sense assignment from Wearables, Jasmine was reminded of various radiation detector wearables used for industry professionals to monitor their exposure. When l looking up the patches she mentioned I came across the ring versions meant for people who do bench work / hands are more often exposed than say the rest of their body / so more adequately monitored if on their hands?
We also talked about
+ Artist in the Archive
Apr 19 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Twist together fibers to form yarn
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.
Knitting creates multiple loops of yarn, called stitches, in a line or tube. Knitting has multiple active stitches on the needle at one time.
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 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.
We went to a really great artist talk about Tribe Against the Machine.org – more soon ❤
Github Repo https://github.com/tigoe/BLEDocs