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Pattern Magic by Tomoko Nakamichi

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Tag: pattrens, books

Pattern Magic by Tomoko Nakamichi

If you’re interested in fashion design, at some point you’ve probably pulled apart clothing from a fancy department store trying to figure out how it was made. Once you start to understand the fascinating process of pattern making, all the separate pieces required to create a garment start to make sense. You can look at a piece of clothing and mentally visualize how it was created. Sometimes, though, even the best pattern makers are stumped by fantastical avant-garde manipulations. This is where Pattern Magic can give you a hand. Created by Tomoko Nakamichi, a professor at...

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Japanese researchers weave capacitive touch into large-area textiles, want to make them wearable

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Tag: fabric, video, technology

conductive fiber

Conductive fibers, yo, they're the future. Japan's AIST is back with yet another quirky idea, this time integrating capacitive touch sensors into 1-micron thick nylon fibers. The results is a big old cloth that can sense your loving touch and inform nearby computers of what you're up to. Initial uses envisioned by the research outfit include implementation in hospitals to monitor bedridden patients, but the ultimate goal is to make this extra-sensitive array a wearable accoutrement...

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Pillows by CB2

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Tag: design, interior

Pillows by CB2

CB2 is a modern destination from Crate and Barrel that first opened in Chicago in the year 2000.

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Ray Marrs lecture on History of Textile Printing

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Tag: fabric, video

Ray Marrs lecture on History of Textile Printing

The first part of a lecture series on Textile print processes and techniques...

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Block Print Fabric

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Tag: fabric

Block Print Fabric

Block printing is a traditional Indian way of decorating textiles. It has become widely used because it is an uncomplicated method that creates vibrant, colorful patterns. Chemical and artificial colors have replaced the traditional natural dyes used in block printing. The principal tints are red, yellow, blue and saffron. Block printing can be manufactured, but here we offer step by step instructions to decorate your own fabrics by hand block printing...

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Amazing Felt Art by Janice Arnold

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Tag: designers, felt

Amazing Felt by Janice Arnold

As the daughter of a cartographer, Janice Arnold grew up looking at the world in landscapes rather than countries, contour lines rather than boundaries, textures rather than cultures. Fine fabric was always a passion. Throughout college she was enamored with folk art, high fashion and studied a wide variety of textile traditions. She traveled extensively to learn traditional techniques within cultural contexts...

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Parasol Magazin — Art + Design + Craft

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Tag: magazin, craft, design

Parasol Magazin — Art + Design + Craft

Parasol is a free, downloadable pdf magazine dedicated to promoting design + art + creative lifestyles and small business. We feature both established and emerging designers, artists, small creative businesses and those who support them...

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High Tech Three Dimensional Textiles by Aleksandra Gaca

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Tag: designers, fabrics

Aleksandra Gaca

Aleksandra Gaca is a textile designer from the Netherlands whose fascination with three dimensional weave structures has led to the creation of unique acoustical textiles. For inspiration she draws from the structure and repetition found in architecture as well as from more dynamic concepts such as dance, drama and movement. Aleksandra's broad use of materials, from soft mohairs to super strong monofilaments, make her high tech fabrics particularly qualified for wall covering, partitions or screens within architectural spaces...

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SHE Design Studio

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Tag: interior design

SHE Design Studio

This is a textile design combining wool- and thermoplastic yarns witch makes the fabric booth stiff as a composite and soft at the same time. To show possible usage of the fabric SHE Design Studio have designed two seating objects, a lounge chair and a pouf. The lounge chair illustrates the horizontal usage while the pouf illustrates vertical usage of the fabric...

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Fiber Optic Fabric

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Tag: fashion, fabric

Fiber Optic Fabric

This technology allows to wave plastic optical fibers alongside synthetic fibers, forming a luminous fabric. The luminous fabric is similar to a synthetic fabric (it can be sewn, hand washed,…), except that it can emit light when connected to a specific electronic module. This electronic module can be powered either by a disposable or rechargeable battery, or by a small mains transformer (for non wearable items)...

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Um Bags by Josh Jakus

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Tag: designers, fashion, bags

um bags by josh jakus

UMs developed from two creative challenges: The first, to make use of the unique properties of wool felt - its density, texture, pliability, and strength. And the second, to transform a flat surface using only the simplest of operations...

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HEXAPELERINE by Lisa Shahno

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Tag: designers, fashion, threads

Lisa Shahno

Hexagon-pelerine with an inner secret zipper pocket. This model is based on the hexaflexagon, discovered in 1939 by Arthur H. Stone - 2D paper hexagon; with more then two sides which can by turn become its outward surface or disappear inside while hexaflexagon is folded...

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Glow In The Dark Threads

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Tag: threads, sewing

Glow In The Dark Threads

Glow in the dark threads for embroidery and sewing give a lot of new ideas! Fluorescent thread can especially be used for safety purposes. The long lasting luminosity makes embroidered logos, lettering, and motifs shine in the dark. Those wearing such clothes are even visible if there is no source of light immediately directed towards them. That is an advantage compared to reflecting materials which only reflect with incident light...

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Sewing Machine Design by Lysandre FOLLET

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Tag: toyota, designed sewing machines, industrial design

lysandre follet

GOLD prize Sponsor Project Award - Sewing Machine Design Aisin Seiki — Member of the TOYOTA Motor Group...

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Project Runway Limited Edition 5234PRW

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Tag: brother, serger, overlock

Project Runway Limited Edition 5234PRW

Brother released the new Project Runway Limited Edition 5234PRW serger. Overview form Brother...

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