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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

    PIFpack Workshop

    September 27/28th 2016, 17-21:00 at Anselma in Ljubljana/Slovenia

    This workshop will take place at the end of my one-month residency at Ljudmila in September 2016. The idea for PIFpouch was inspired by a week of hacking in the Slovenian Alps during pif_camp 2016. “PIF” comes from the Slovenian “piflar” which means “nerd” or “hacker”.

    In this two-evening workshop, participants will build their own PIFpack – a small shoulder bag that unzips to transform into a wall-hanging tool-organizer. PIFpack is part of A Wearable Studio Practice, a collection of wearable and portable items that make it easier for makers of physical things to become nomadic in their practices.

    The PIFpack series is designed to maximize use of the bag’s surface. When closed, it is compact but also voluminous. When fully expanded, it offers lots of storage space and tool access options. Different tool storage/access elements such as pockets, pouches, racks, loops, rings can be personalized by the maker to fit the specific needs of their practice.

    Since this project is based on my own practice in e-textiles, many of the features of the design are tailored for electronics and textiles tool set. But I hope this will change as copies are made by people using different tools and techniques.

    Download PDF of PIFpack poster >> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9JnxpXitWKSWkZrUkdfMS1VMFk/view?usp=sharing
    Workshop photos by Katja Goljat >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157671425571204
    PIFpack workshop >> http://wiki.ljudmila.org/PIFpack_(en)
    Photos on Flickr >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157670540467253
    A Wearable Studio Practice >> http://www.plusea.at/?category_name=a-wearable-studio-practice

    Prerequisites: this workshop is intended for individuals who have a tool-set for their own and would like to build wearable/portable studio items to make their practice more mobile. No previous sewing experience required.

    Max. participants: 6

    Fee: 10 Euros

    If you are interested in attending this workshop, please visit this page for the details >> http://wiki.ljudmila.org/PIFpack_(en)

    PIFpack posterPIFpack poster

    Rough Workshop Schedule

    Evening 1:
    – Introduction to the project
    – Intro exercise: making the roll-up tool-organizer
    – Zippers and endings
    – Strap fixtures
    – 3D pocket for roll-up tool-organizer

    Evening 2:
    – Lay out your own pocket design and make at least one of each kind of pocket (2D: stretch, 3D ripstop)
    – Begin to assemble your bag
    – Finish bag assembly
    – Add personalized identity tag
    – Breadboard a circuit

    Materials and Tools

    Consider using recycled materials when making this project!
    – tarp (tarpaulin)
    – Condura (“air treated” nylon fabric originally designed by DuPont)
    – ripstop
    – powermesh (strech translucent mesh)
    – ellastic
    – velcro
    – zippers
    – thick cotton thread
    – fasteners
    – loops
    – band
    – polyester thread
    – mini breadboard (with LED, coin-cell battery, coin-cell holder, slide-switch)

    – scissors
    – ruler
    – fabric markers (gel pens for the tarp)
    – sewing machine
    – hole maker
    – big sewing needle (not sharp)
    – cutting knife
    – cutting mat

    This workshop is a collaboration between Zavod Projekt Atol, Ljudmila and Poligon and ANSELMA is a part of Changing Weathers programme, with financial support from Ministry of Culture, Municipality of Ljubljana, Department for Culture and JSKD. Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

    Thanks to pif_camp 2016 for the inspiration!

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