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Formable Knits
Formable Knits

  Rikka Talman The project focused on exploring in what way a textile´s expression could change and how these dynamic qualities affect the way the textiles are manipulated. Knitted fabrics were developed with the aim of leaving their dynamic qualities open for other designers to work further with. Three fabrics with qualities ranging from subtle […]

Open Structures
Open Structures

            Linnéa Nilsson The Open Structures project explores the transformability of 3D printed textiles, and aims to discover if some of the openness that characterizes the CAD-modelled digital form also can be become part of the printed materials qualities. The outcome so far consists of two experimental prototypes that can […]

Transferring textile design knowledge to bioplastic composites
Transferring textile design knowledge to bioplastic composites

Delia Dumitrescu Marjan Kooroshnia Riikka Townsend Linda Worbin   This project explores the design potential of bioplastic composites; we explore ways to integrate textile methods when designing bioplastics. We created full colour ranges based on conventional textile and natural dyes but we also explore methods for surface texturing based on new technologies, e.g laser cutting or 3d […]

Luminous Textiles
Luminous Textiles

Delia Dumitrescu(the Swedish School of Textiles) and Manuel Kretzer(Institute of Technology in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, ETH) workshop on electroluminescence print The results of the workshop can be seen at: http://materiability.com/luminous-textiles/  

Crafting butterfly lace- Conductive Multi-color sensor-Actuator Structure
Crafting butterfly lace- Conductive Multi-color sensor-Actuator Structure

Kristi Kuusk, Marjan Kooroshnia and Jussi Mikkonen The development of Butterfly Lace started and carried on as an extension of ArcinTex network workshop (Arcintex, 2014). Multi disciplinary team of researchers collaborated while situated in three countries, to realize conductive multi-color sensor-actuator structure. Over several prototyping sessions, Skype conversations and e-mail exchange, the lace is made […]

Smart Textiles Workshop: Hyperbody and Smart Textiles at the University of Borås
Smart Textiles Workshop: Hyperbody and Smart Textiles at the University of Borås

Hyperbody’s MSc 2 Robotic Environments+Smart Textiles Design Lab project workshop at the Swedish School of Textiles Bob Heester, Dimitra Dritsa, Esther Slagter, Marien Teeuw Delia Dumitrescu, Marjan Kooroshnia http://www.hyperbody.nl/about/news/news/tx_ttnews% 5Btt_news%5D=222&cHash=319ff339bc606f2b99c8b 731830bfd2e Hyperbody’s MSc 2 Robotic Environments projects exhibited at Science Centre and V2_ http://www.hyperbody.nl/about/news/news/ Metatopia_exhibition, Media Lab, Prado Madrid pics from the Metatopia exhibition(photo:Hyperbody)   […]

Coffee & spring green (beech, horse chestnut and vingloka)
Coffee & spring green               (beech, horse chestnut and vingloka)

Plant dyeing in the Botanical Garden, Lund, May 24, 2015  We have chosen to color with plants from the botanical garden, plants that otherwise would be become wood chips or compost. This week a horse chestnut was cut down (because of the risk of collapse), and a beech has been culled and everywhere “vinglokan” pops […]

Exploring the relation between time-based textile patterns and digital environments
Exploring the relation between time-based textile patterns and digital environments

Dumitrescu, D., Kooroshnia, M, Landin, H.(2014). Exploring the relation between time-based textile patterns and digital environments. Proceedings Ambience’14, 7-9 September, Tampere Technical University, Tampere, Finland

Smart Textiles as Raw Materials for Design
Smart Textiles as Raw Materials for Design

    Dumitrescu, D., Nilsson,L., Persson, ,A., Worbin, L.,(2014). Smart textiles as raw materials for design. Proceedings Shape Shifting, Auckland, AUT, 14-16 April, Auckalnd, NZ. http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/8581

Woven Light, Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014:Green House, VH02:01
Woven Light, Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014:Green House, VH02:01

Woven light is organized by the 3rd year students in textile design.      

Goldwork techniques for E-embroidering. Part 2
Goldwork techniques for E-embroidering. Part 2

Conductive Twisted Cord  Twisted Cords are often used in the traditional goldwork. Conductive Twisted Cord is a fine example of mixing traditional techniques with modern materials. This technique allows   quickly and securely connect electronics in an aesthetical manner. Making the Conductive Twisted Cord Fold the conductive thread in half and place the loop on a […]

Goldwork techniques for E-embroidering
Goldwork techniques for E-embroidering

    The traditional techniques and materials developed by crafters for thousand years are perfectly suited for the E-embroidering. Materials used for goldwork are made from metal that makes them conductive. Below you will find some guidelines that explain how to use conductive thread, cord and purl applications for the E-embroidering. Couching  In embroidery, couching […]

Crafting Wearables Workshop
Crafting Wearables Workshop

During week 44-45 Oscar Tomico from Eindhoven University of Technology – Department of Industrial Design give a workshop together with Linda Worbin at The Swedish School of Textiles. It is possible to join the students presentation at Friday 1 November, 09.00 room T154 (the gallery) and during Friday 8 november, 09.00 room Vestindien 2 at […]

Konstfack picturing The Swedish School of Textiles
Konstfack picturing The Swedish School of Textiles

We had the opportunity to show staff and researchers from  Konstfack (Stockholm, Sweden) around in our new building. Picture by Ann-Cathrine Andersson, Konstfack Friday 25 October 2013 Thanks for the visit!

Textiles Open Innovation Centre (TIO3) Belgium
Textiles Open Innovation Centre (TIO3) Belgium

PhD candidates exhibition in Ronse, Belgium at Textiles Open Innovation Centre, 14-18 October 2013   PhD candidates Tonje Kristensen, Delia Dumitrescu, Linnéa Nilsson and Marjan Kooroshnia attendes from Smart Textile Design Lab / The Swedish School of Textiles. During the exhibition they also attended the ArcIntex network meeting on the theme Playfulness and its transition […]

EIT ICT e-Textile productization workshop
EIT ICT e-Textile productization workshop

Transferring technological and service use cases to actual products. A two days workshop organized in collaboration with Philips on how to bring e-textiles to the market. Dates: June 25th and 26th at Tue ID Wearable Senses Eindhoven. Goal: Bring e-Textile PSS close to market ready Approach: Hands-on exercises applied to your own prototypes by means […]

DEMONSTRATING COLOR TRANSITIONS OF LEUCO DYE-BASED THERMOCHROMIC INKS AS A TEACHING APPROACH IN TEXTILE AND FASHION DESIGN
DEMONSTRATING COLOR TRANSITIONS OF LEUCO DYE-BASED THERMOCHROMIC INKS AS A TEACHING APPROACH IN TEXTILE AND FASHION DESIGN

Will be presented by Marjan Kooroshnia at Nordes 2013/ 9th to 12th of Jun 2013 ABSTRACT: Although there are a lot of interest concerning the use of leuco dye-based thermochromic inks in Textile and Fashion Design, there is still a lack of teaching approach to help students arrive at a better understanding of the color […]

Riikka Talman
Riikka Talman

Doctoral student The Swedish School of Textiles Contact: riikka.talman [ ] hb.se    

the Smart Textiles Salon 2013
 the Smart Textiles Salon 2013

The 3rd Smart Textiles Salon will take place in Ghent, Belgium on 3 –6 June, 2013. The programme of the Salon consists of two parts. The first part includes lectures and a few workshops where the participants will make their own smart textile products. It is important to note that designer Evelyn Lebis, MA-graduate from Swedish School of Textiles […]

Irreversibel Dynamic Textile Patterns / Plant dye
Irreversibel Dynamic Textile Patterns / Plant dye

  Colors created from the Botanical Garden Lund, Sweden 2015 Plant dyeing in the Botanical Garden, Lund, May 24, 2015  We have chosen to color with plants from the botanical garden, plants that otherwise would be become wood chips or compost. This week a horse chestnut was cut down (because of the risk of collapse), […]

Russia: A nation of miracle believers
Russia: A nation of miracle believers

I strive to create a new approach for developing smart textiles. My main idea is to use the investigation of national identity as a base for developing smart textiles. Considering traditional textiles as a source of information about the socio-historical context wherein they were produced, I try to reproduce this information in smart textiles.  I […]

Let Your Body Prints Your Dress
Let Your Body Prints Your Dress

It is an ongoing project to explore how body temperature could create temporary patterns on garment. This project indicates how temperature and interaction can influence a garment’s appearance by changing it constantly. Researcher: Marjan Kooroshnia In order to watch a movie, please check it out in Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/50324533 Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYqJV1Ynv9g

Thermochromic workshop at Aalto University
Thermochromic workshop at Aalto University

ArcInTex – network 25th february to 1st March 2013 www.arcintex.se Marjan Kooroshnia and Linda Worbin from The Swedish School of Textiles gave a Thermal Printing workshop using silk screen with thermochromic print, participants did designing and print dynamic textile patterns (using both external and integrated heat elements to activate dynamic textile patterns). Ramyah Gowrishankar from […]

Textile + Glass
Textile + Glass

Laminating textiles between layers of glass. We want to explore by design both traditional and smart textiles, in knitted and woven designs. The project investigates different spatial expressions using different dichotomies like: Diffusing – Blocking Transparent – Opaque Contrast – Shade Color – Colorless Reflective – Dull Unit – Repeat Static – Dynamic   Project […]