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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:

    Since 2020, Hannah is guest professor of the Spiel&&Objekt Master's program at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin

    From 2013-2015 Mika was 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


    Knit, pearl, stitch, weft, warp, row, gauge…

    Knitting machine tutorials
    Superbaknitting >> http://www.superbaknitting.com/2007/06/mohair-love-affair-hand-transferred.html
    Hilary Grant >>

    >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knitting
    Liz Collins has some wonderful knitted work.

    Shimaseiki have a nice vocabulary page explaining all the different knitting terms such as weft, warp, gauge…
    >> http://www.shimaseiki.co.jp/ire/company/vocabulary.html

    Three main types of knitting machines:
    – Flat knitting machines
    – Circular knitting machines
    – Warp knitting machines

    4 Comments so far

    1. Robin on October 28th, 2010


      I’m getting ready to make a special binary scarf with LEDs in it for a friend.

      Do I need to insulate the conductive yarn at all?

      Pointers on connecting my LEDs into the conductive yarn?

      Also, how do I determine the overall power need for the scarf?


    2. admin on October 28th, 2010

      you only need to insulate the separate leads from one another so that they can not touch and short circuit.
      depending on the strength of the conductive yarn you could either use it to sew to the LEDs directly or use some conductive thread. curl the legs of the LED into circles so that you can sew to them.

      the power is determined by the LED. most LEDs have a 2-3V drop, so 3V should be perfect, considering the resistance of the yarn. you want to connect the LEDs in parallel.

    3. Robin on October 28th, 2010

      Fabulous. Thanks so much.

      *taking reply to my local electrical circuit friends at Jigsaw Renaissance for further design revisions*

    4. fatima on March 13th, 2011

      I need to know how to knit Tear-Drop stitich pattern with Instruction.


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