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    Content by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson
    The following institutions have funded our research and supported our work:

    From 2013-2014 Mika is a guest professor at the eLab at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee

    As of July 2013 Hannah is a researcher at the UdK's Design Research Lab

    From 2010-2012 Mika was a guest researcher in the Smart Textiles Design Lab at The Swedish School of Textiles

    From 2009 - 2011 Hannah was a graduate student in the MIT Media Lab's High-Low Tech research group led by Leah Buechley


    In 2009 Hannah and Mika were both research fellows at the Distance Lab
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    stretchy cable

    Using stretch stitch on sewing machine, you can create stretchy fabric cable.
    The picture shows 9 line stretchy fabric cable, which resistance is 150 ohm/m.

    Base Fabric: Cotton jersey
    Top thread: normal thread
    Bottom thread: Lame Life Saver
    Stitch: stretchy, width 2.2, length 2.5

    * when sewing, the foot of the machine could not hold the fabric well. I used thin paper under the cotton jersey and sew it together to help the foot. If you do this method, you need to take off the paper from stitch afterwards, which is an extra work…



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