Smart Textiles Design Lab Blog at The Swedish School of Textiles

On textile printing with thermochromic inks
On textile printing with thermochromic inks

                                      This thesis describes an exploration of the principles of applying leuco dye-based inks to textile design practice. The main motivation has been to explore the design properties and potentials of leuco dye-based thermochromic inks when printed […]

Soft Sensing Structures
Soft Sensing Structures

The basic principle to construct an electric switch is to have two conductive contacts that do not touch when the switch is idle, and touch when it is activated (or the other way around). A sensor can use two contacts but produces a range of values instead of just changing from one state to another. […]

Sensor Gloves
Sensor Gloves

This project is an attempt to have e-textile sensor gloves produced in one piece on a conventional industrial knitting machine with most of the necessary sensor yarn and connections integrated into the knitting pattern. Textile sensors can be conveniently use to track body movement, but the interpretation of the sensor data is not trivial. There […]

Textile Muscles
Textile Muscles

This research is part of the project „Design, Textiles and Sustainable Development“, a joint activity of the universities of Borås and Skövde, funded by Västragötalandsregionen. Thinking about a common research theme that would equally contribute to the fields of robotics, materials research and design research, the postdoctoral researchers together came up with the idea to […]

TEXTILEISM – Future & Textiles
TEXTILEISM - Future & Textiles

TEXTILEISM – Future & Textiles Seminar Tuesday 15.3 2016 14-1 How textiles became pop & hip (again) Aalto University, Helsinki

Plant dyed color scales
Plant dyed color scales

Contemporary preconception of color within textile design is more or less seen as a static and measurable phenomena, but in this project the opposite is investigated, textile colors are crafted to be evolving over time. This practice based design research project presents a series of textile color samples that will give guidance to a number […]