eTextile Swatch Exchange 2017: At the Fringes

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 in Craft, Sensors
eTextile Swatch Exchange 2017: At the Fringes

Title: At the Fringes Credits: Liza Stark Year of Invention: 2017 Description: Fringes hang beneath. They create the boundary between finished object and the outer world. They give movement to otherwise static textiles, unmasking the potential for action. This swatch employs a pulling mechanic to turn fringe into a switch. Ribbons, fabric scraps, and other […]

Crafting Resistance workshops this April

Posted on Apr 2, 2017 in Craft, Learning, Sensors
Crafting Resistance workshops this April

After many months of pondering and planning, this workshop series is finally making it’s way into the world. More to come on the why and the how, but here’s the overview: Crafting Resistance Craft has long been a tool of activist movements, whether quilting to spread awareness of AIDS, embroidering as a means to rebel […]

ATtiny Workshop at Fab Lab BCN’s Textile Bootcamp

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 in Circuits, Craft, Learning, Tutorials
ATtiny Workshop at Fab Lab BCN’s Textile Bootcamp

ATtiny Embroidery In this workshop, participants will create a dual sensor testing circuit and touch sensitive textile using the ATtiny. ATtiny Embroidery Swatch from Liza Stark on Vimeo.   Important Links Code used in workshop Dave Mellis’ ATtiny library (To turn your Arduino into a ATtiny programming machine. Full tutorial here.)

The Flickering Unicorn

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 in Circuits, Craft, Sensors
The Flickering Unicorn

Finally! It’s here! The full Instructable for the Flickering Unicorn! This was a fun little project post-wedding dress construction. This unicorn costume employs eTextile sensor construction techniques to control the behavior of the RGB LED horn. The mane is a stroke sensor constructed from conductive and non-conductive yarn using a loop stitch technique. By stroking […]

eTextile Summer Camp 2016 in Photos

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 in Circuits, Craft, Sensors
eTextile Summer Camp 2016 in Photos

Another lovely high-flying summer at Paillard 🐓❤️ eTextile Summer Camp Happenings Softopia Discussion Exhibition Fictional eTextiles Focus Group

GDC ’16: How to Turn a Teacher into a Game Designer

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 in Games, Learning
GDC ’16: How to Turn a Teacher into a Game Designer

This is my talk from the 2016 Game Developers Conference. It was part of a panel called Teaching with Games 3: Another Six Exercises in Play. My talk focuses on an exercise we used as part of Institute of Play’s TeacherQuest program. After a basic introduction to modding games with tic-tac-toe, educators are given a […]

E-Textile Swatch: Rose Resistance

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 in Circuits, Sensors
E-Textile Swatch: Rose Resistance

Decorative elements can play an integral role as sensors in smart garments. The rose is a ubiquitous form of ornamentation across many craft practices, especially in crochet. My goal is to explore one technique for three dimensional sensor construction in the form of a crochet rose. Made with a combination of resistive, conductive, and wool […]

eTextile Interview at Radio France International

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 in #MakeEveryWeek, Craft
eTextile Interview at Radio France International

Martin and I make radio!

Stretch Sensor | Human Breadboard

Posted on Aug 15, 2015 in Craft, Sensors, Tutorials
Stretch Sensor | Human Breadboard

This is a swatch created for the Human Breadboard Project and Kit of Process created at eTextile Summer Camp 2015. I discovered this prototype near the serger on Day 2 of eTextile Summer Camp that I believe was from the Wearables group. I got excited about it and decided to make one myself. I switched […]

Reflections of a Maker Educator

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 in Craft, Learning

I wrote this for maker extraordinaire Becca Rose when she was leading an educator workshop on facilitation and making. Resharing in this space and original post is here, down a ways on the page. 1. What is your role as an educator? I wear a few different hats in terms of content: I work with […]