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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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    used in: fabric buttons
    Felt can be used instead of foam as a spacer material in fabric buttons. It can also be used to replace neoprene in some cases, because of it’s thickness. Crafting felts are very common and easy to get your hands on at a local craft or possibly even stationary store. There are also many online shops in every country that offer a wide range of felts in different thicknesses and colours. Industrial felts come in a wider range of physical properties, such as very stiff or soft or thicker, but the colour range is normally grays.

    >> http://www.vfg.de/ (Germany)
    >> http://filzshop24.de/ (Germany)

    2 Comments so far

    1. Avgi Christidou on September 30th, 2009

      Good morning.
      I craft with children’s favors and interested in this fabric (felt).
      I want to know the width and the value of the measure.
      thank you
      best regards
      Avgi Christidou

    2. Micaela on June 18th, 2012


      I’m working with thick felt and i’ve been having some difficulties to cut particular shapes because of the thickness of the material and the small curves…
      Do you know the best way to get a good final cut?
      I know that laser cut is the best option, but anyway i would like to now if you have any tips besides that!

      Best regards
      Micaela Damásio

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