Fabricademy Week 11: Soft Robotics

Fabricademy Week 11: Soft Robotics

This weeks’ subject was (in a way) a continuation of the concept of integrated technology for our textiles, except in the unusual and ever expanding form of Soft Robotics. Our Global Instructor was Professor Lily Chambers, who gave us a wonderful lecture of the history, nature and development of soft robotic ideas in her own research […]

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. 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 on fully integrating a […]

Fabricademy Week 7 : The Textile Scaffold

Fabricademy Week 7 : The Textile Scaffold

The class this week focused on exploring techniques and applications of technical textiles in the industry. We were introduced to the idea of designing custom processes that need a set of tools, a few processes and a consistent workflow. We looked at applications and we experimented with many materials and machines. Composites like Bio-composites and Textile […]

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 […]

BAU Design Forum

BAU Design Forum

As an avid follower and practitioner of sustainable and ethical fashion, I am kept up to date via Instagram with the goings ons at Fashion Revolution.  It’s founder Carry Somers, just so happened to be speaking this year at the 3rd edition of the BAU Design Forum on the 22nd September in Barcelona. So of course I signed up. […]

Remembering my mother Gillian Best Powell & Opening her Art Studio, 23-25th September 2016

Remembering my mother Gillian Best Powell & Opening her Art Studio, 23-25th September 2016

My family & I would warmly like to welcome you to visit the Art Studio of my mother, Gillian Best Powell. We are opening the art studio to celebrate her life across 23rd – 25th September, as part of the APT Open Studios weekend, for a chance to view and purchase her artwork and also see where […]