Fabricademy Week 12: Skin electronics

Fabricademy Week 12: Skin electronics

One of the stragest but most fascinating topics of the course was the skin electronics lecture. Using applications and processes from the Etextiles and soft robotcs classes, I created a soilicone mask with a series of LEDs in, all connected by a conductive thread on the outer layer. Check out my development processes, the original […]

Fabricademy Week 10: Implications and Applications

Fabricademy Week 10: Implications and Applications

A goal of mine for this Fabricademy course was to work on a project which used waste Textiles. This weeks assignment has led me to look into the reason behind my future project, my intentions and how I might be able to achieve it in the short & long term Below is the class ouitlina […]

Fabricademy Week 9: E-Textiles and Wearables 2

Fabricademy Week 9: E-Textiles and Wearables 2

This weeks assignment was to continue developing our initial eTextiles projects started in Week 5 We were given two lectures by tutor Becky Stewart, who is a professor at Queen Mary University of London, an expert on electronics and integrating them into projects. Assignment 1: Create an interactive object; if you are already experienced with coding, focus […]

Fabricademy Week 8: OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE – from fibres to fabrics

Fabricademy Week 8: OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE – from fibres to fabrics

This class was based upon the open source hardware field and we focused on its potential in the area of textile. Our instructors this week were Mar Canet & Varvara Guljajeva. We looked at how we could enhance out of date machines for making textiles and how we might take advantage of fabricating digitally. We […]

Las Makers Christmas Market @ Merkalis – Barcelona

Las Makers Christmas Market @ Merkalis – Barcelona

This week Saturday 16th December! We have our final craft market of the year, taking place at the wonderful Meraklis! Carrer dels enamorats nro.130 08026 Barcelona, Spain. I will have a selection of my mother’s original artworks for sale. Have a look at https://www.gillianbestpowell.com/shop Please come to join us for some christmassy creative crafty fun! […]

Fabricademy: Week 6: Computational Couture

Fabricademy: Week 6: Computational Couture

Our tutor this week was Aldo Sollazzo who is a computational expert, Head of IAAC Visiting Programmes  and director and coordinator of RESHAPE – a digital craft community and a platform for the development and implementation of innovative ideas from the world of digital design and fabrication. Computational Couture Disciplines as programming and electronics become highly interconnected, […]