Category Archives: textiles

Introduction to eTextiles talk

Join Codasign Director Emilie Giles for a talk around eTextiles and wearables, introducing you to the world of conductive threads, fabrics and yarns as well as projects within which these materials feature.

From knitted radios to bio-feedback garments, the talk will focus on the current field and its future, with case studies of brilliant work. There will be some small swatches of examples for you to look at and interact with as well as materials for you to examine and play with.

After the talk there will be the opportunity to ask questions and network.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)
London, United Kingdom


About Codasign:

At Codasign we believe that digital technologies have the same creative potential as paint and canvas. Our workshops enable people with great ideas to use computers to express themselves and bring these ideas to life. We welcome people who want to make a noise, create something beautiful, or just learn a new skill.

Whether teaching children or adults, we love working with open source tools like Processing, Arduino, Scratch and MaKey MaKey.

via Introduction to eTextiles- Eventbrite.

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Dionne Swift | Contemporary Textile Artist and Tutor

Dionne Swift | Contemporary Textile Artist and Tutor

Dionne Swift’s R&A Collaborations video is called “Establishing a Rhythm” and in it she discusses the relationship between walking through the countryside, mark making in her drawings and stitching her artwork using machine embroidery. She speaks about the shared rhythm between these three parts of the process.

direct video link is

Solace – make flags for India Flint’s residency at The Observatory

prophet of bloom: an invitation: Solace

India Flint invites us all to contribute to her residency at The Observatory, in South Australia.


Make a triangular flag or pennon [meaning a personal ensign, derived from the Latin penna meaning a wing or a feather] preferably using a piece of pre-loved cloth.

Stitch on it a word or a phrase or a sentence that might act as a wish for peace or an acknowledgement of beauty, imply a sense of stillness or simply something that  gives you solace. It can be as brief or as long as you like. A haiku, a snatch of song, a word that takes you where you want to be.

Attach ties to the tethering end of your flag.

It is important the flags be made from natural fibre fabrics as they will remain in place following prayer flag tradition, to dispense blessings and good wishes to the four winds…any shreds that part company from the whole must be bio-degradable. Additional decorations such as stone or glass beads, shell or wooden buttons are welcome, but please, no plastic.
Post the flag [preferably packaged in paper* not plastic] to :





c/- The Observatory


PO Box 96


Andamooka 5722


South Australia


for full details see India’s website:



The Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize is a new international design prize awarded to a textile or fashion design student who exhibits innovative thinking and inspiring creativity in textiles.

The award winner receives a prize of US $5000 and coverage on the online interactive trend platform,

The competition is open to students from any country currently enrolled in a textile, fashion or knitting course. The winning design will be chosen by Dorothy Waxman based on its aesthetic and creative identity.

visit the website for the application form


Crafting Anatomies | Bonington Gallery

Crafting Anatomies | Bonington Gallery.


Crafting Anatomies

Crafting Anatomies will place the human body at the centre of a multi-disciplinary dialogue; exploring how this entity has been interpreted, crafted and reimagined in historical, contemporary and future contexts.


The exhibition will dissect attitudes and approaches towards contexts of the body by showcasing visionary practices of leading international artists, clinicians and designers. These will be featured alongside anatomical exhibits selected from historical collections including films from The Wellcome Trust archive.

Organs crafted by silk worms, bespoke jewellery cultured from human skin cells, and couture garments constructed using plastic surgery cutting techniques are just some of the speculative projects that will be on display.

43 practitioners in total will take part, including  » Shelly Goldsmith » Amy Congdon » Richard Arm » John Pacey-Lowrie » Juliana Sissons » Karen Ingham » Marloes ten Bhömer » The Human Harp Project and many more.

» Download a copy of the exhibition guide.

A series of talks, demonstrations and workshops will also accompany the exhibition, culminating in a symposium to highlight the rigour in approaches to this subject by the individuals featured in the show.

This exhibition is curated by Amanda Briggs-Goode, Rhian Solomon and Katherine Townsend – members of the Creative Textiles Research Group at Nottingham Trent University.



» Pattern cutting inspired by plastic surgery
Saturday 17 January 2015, 10 am – 4 pm
Learn surgical techniques in cloth to create simple garments with Juliana Sissons.

» Crafting anatomies to train surgeons
Wednesday 21 January 2015, 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Hear composite material specialist Richard Arm talk about his groundbreaking project that simulates human hearts to train surgeons.

» Crafting Anatomies Symposium
Friday 30 January 2015
This one day symposium will explore the curious practices of a selection of Crafting Anatomies’ exhibitors, highlighting a preoccupation with the human condition in a breadth of exploratory contexts.

» Crafting prosthetic eyes
Friday 30 January 2015, 11 am – 2 pm
Attend a demonstration by ocularist John Pacey-Lowrie. John has 35 years’ experience in bespoke ocular prosthetics.  He is one of an extremely small group of talented practitioners who design, manufacture and hand-paint ocular prostheses.

» View the full event listing, including times, dates, locations and booking information

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