Who made my clothes? Online course – Week 1

Who made my clothes? Online course – Week 1

This week I started the online course from platform Future Learn called Who made my Clothes? It is being run by the University of Exeter in collaboration with the Fashion Revolution organisation. I was really looking forward to reading the discussion and contributing to it. So far some great input! One of the first great […]

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 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 7 : The Textile Scaffold – Knitted Fabric formation with concrete

Fabricademy Week 7 : The Textile Scaffold – Knitted Fabric formation with concrete

Knitted Fabric formation with concrete Part 1 – Concrete with knitting impressions Part 2 – Removing the knitted casing Part 3 – Other Concrete fabric formations Part 1 – Concrete with knitting impressions One of my favourite concept was the concrete with the knitting impression in it. I set about using some previous hand knitted […]

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 and our Global Instructor was Anastasia Pistofidou. 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 […]

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. […]