Fabricademy Week 5: eTextiles & sensors 1

Fabricademy Week 5: eTextiles & sensors 1

This class focused on exploring how we can produce soft circuits and sensors, to embed them into garments and wearables, using soft circuits and soft actuators. We will start with an overview of materials, components, tools and projects. Our global tutors were Hannah Pierre Wilson and Mika Satomi who make up KOBAKANT. In this week’s course, […]

Slicer for Fusion360: Open source skeleton file – spine & skull

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Slicer for Fusion360: Open source skeleton file – spine & skull

Ever since Wall-e (the animated film) illustrated the idea to us about how a huge amount of time spent in space could potentially have a harmful impact on the bone density of human, the lazier and less agile and more screen focused we become, I’ve been interested in the layers of the body and its […]

Fabricademy Week 4: Bio dyes & bioplastics

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Fabricademy Week 4: Bio dyes & bioplastics

This class focused on researching materials and different naturally sourced dyes which are alternatives to the current synthetic shop-bought ones. Our Gklobal tutor this week was Cecilia Raspanti. We were able to explore a wide range; from natural dyes using found plants or powdered natural pigments and bacteria, to making bioplastics from animal and plant […]

MakeHuman: Background edits

MakeHuman: Background edits

MakeMake Human – Background edits Following on from my project of making a interlocking mannequin (see post here), I wanted to test a few more things out in MakeHuman. In doing so, I discovered that you can place a background into the program and create all sorts of cool and silly and outright impossible images. […]

Fabricademy Week 3: Circular open source fashion – Modular

Fabricademy Week 3: Circular open source fashion – Modular

This weeks subject of creating a modular pattern is something that I have always thought about using for waste textiles and making them into designs. I really enjoyed transforming the (pineapple) felt fabric, which I also chose for my final experiment, as well as incorporating both the positive and negative cut pattern into useable modular […]

Website Launch – gillianbestpowell.com

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Website Launch – gillianbestpowell.com

Yesterday, to celebrate the life of my mother Gillian Best Powell, I launched her updated website on what would have been her 62nd birthday. It has been just over a year since her sudden passing and I wanted to create a positive and colourful way to share her memory. www.gillianbestpowell.com I have documented, photographed and uploaded […]