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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
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    It is not always easy to find a local fabric store with a nice stock of stretchy and non stretchy fabrics. Online fabric shops have a large range of products, are normally used to shipping you selected samples before you place your order.

    Stretchy Fabrics

    Double Jersey

    This is an interesting fabric with some depth to it, for hiding/isolating conductive thread. The edges don’t fray or roll up too bad either.
    >> http://www.macculloch-wallis.co.uk/Product.aspx/!7326

    Non-Stretchy Fabrics

    A very cheap fabric for prototyping is Muslin or Toile.


    >> Local fabric stores!
    >> New York Garment District
    >> http://www.clothhouse.com/ (UK)
    >> http://www.macculloch-wallis.co.uk/ (UK)

    1 Comment so far

    1. Peter Munro on August 6th, 2013


      What are nonconductive stretchy materials suitable for making an inspection glove from?

      Cotton is a great material, but it gets all sloppy and loose.

      It would be nice if it could be machine washed.


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