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    Content by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson
    E-Textile Tailor Shop by KOBAKANT
    The following institutions have funded our research and supported our work:

    From 2013-2015 Mika is a guest professor at the eLab at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee

    From July - December 2013 Hannah was 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


    Between 2003 - 2009 Hannah and Mika were both students at Interface Cultures
    We support the Open Source Hardware movement. All our own designs published on this website are released under the Free Cultural Works definition
    Non-Conductive Materials

    Fusible Interfacing

    also: Interweb, Bondaweb, Fusible, Interfacing, “iron-on“, Fusible web…

    1) Fuse the fusible interfacing to a piece of the material (conductive or non conductive fabric) that you will be working with. It is important to do this BEFORE you cut out your final shapes.
    Place the fusible interfacing ontop of the material with the glue side (non-paper side) facing the fabric. Iron over the paper side, or alternatively you can also iron from the fabric side with the paper side facing the ironing board.

    2) After you have fused the interfacing and before you peel off the paper backing it can be useful to keep the paper backing on, either for drawing your final shapes on, or for using to lasercut your fabric circuit (see lasercut fabric circuits).

    3) Before fusing your final cut-out shape to your base material you need to peel off the paper backing and place the glue side between the two materials you want to have glued together.

    Thermoweb Heat’n Bond Ultra Hold Iron-On Adhesive:
    >> Joann (USA)
    >> Amazon (USA)

    Fusible interfacing:
    >> Macculloch Wallis (UK)

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    1. […] can look into decorative elements, maybe using fusible interfacing to stabilize the fabric (ex: http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=1611). Appliqu├ęs? Cut-outs? Repeated patterns? I tend to prefer simple clothes, so I may just stick […]

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