Fabricademy: Week 5: eTextiles & sensors

Fabricademy: Week 5: eTextiles & sensors

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. Assignment 1:  The students will have to produce one soft sensor experimenting with the materials available at […]

Fabricademy: Week 4: Bio dyes & biofabrics

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Fabricademy: Week 4: Bio dyes & biofabrics

This class focused on researching materials and different naturally sourced dyes which are alternatives to the current synthetic shop-bought ones. 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 bases using the natural pigments to colour these, […]

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 […]

In3dustry & Reshape.io Wearable Technology Awards Barcelona 2017

In3dustry & Reshape.io  Wearable Technology Awards Barcelona 2017

When I received an invite to In3dustry from my fellow Makerversity memeber Paul Sohi (me now being an alumni via Architecture for Humanity UK), all my textile-spidey senses said YES PLEASE! Or, claro que si. Paul works for AutoDesk, the “software company who makes software for people who make things”. He was one of the speakers […]