A really fascinating project we've been working on for the past year to digitally embroider textile interfaces that respond to touch, movement and produce an array of gently changing soundscapes.
This is part of a Large Scale Embroidery - 1200mm x 1200mm - and we're really excited to be using our new upgraded embroidery bed!
Touch Craft is a not-for-profit organisation that explores methods of embedding stories into textiles as a way to engage different audiences and contribute towards social cohesion and wellbeing. Using electronic textiles techniques or Etextiles, gives us the ability to embed electronics and digital capability as component parts of soft, familiar surfaces. We have designed and developed a range of sensory, responsive objects from rugs, blankets and pillows that have been embroidered and enhanced with electronics and sensor technology. The objects are able to produce sound, light or vibrotactile effects as a response to touch.