I joined the Loud & Expressive Group because the title fits in perfectly with my practice and research interests. I came to camp right after completing a 3 week residency at MASS MoCA. My idea was to create a series of textiles that would reveal images, or create an animation, […]

Singing to Your Textiles

Experimentations in making a DIY low tech laser that can give a visual feedback of the different frequencies that are being played. A coil was made and used as a sort of vibration motor. It is controlled with low frequencies ranging from 30/40 hz. Trying to get it vibrate a […]

Tribal Sin Wave

Contents Introduction Theory of resistive pressure sensors Using resistive pressure sensors From pressure sensor to distance sensor Making a pressure sensor Materials Sewing Connecting to your Arduino board Software Making the sensor sensitive to only one side Introduction Resistive pressure sensors are very popular in e-textiles as they are easy […]

Presence and pressure sensor

Contents Introduction Temporary connections Alligator clips Kettelstiften Safety pins Permanent connections Knot Components with 2 pins Chips Circuit boards Snap buttons Buttons Zippers Many connections Cheat sheet with more inspiration Links Introduction Connecting electronics to textiles is often difficult since electronics are inflexible and can have a very fine pitch […]

Hard/soft connections

  Admar  (picture Becky Stewart) (picture Becky Stewart) Beam The idea was zero waste, which was fine, till the experiments with the cubes, woven copper, shielding the body. Still the inside shows the parts of the fabric cut out for the cubes. Further, as tools, I considered the swatches from […]

Our Wearable Manifestos

Pile weaved “darning” an impossible textile inspired by Sasha’s rya knotting workshop. I was using this technique to make a “shake” sensor. Process: I strengthened worn space or hole with Bemis -I made an artificial hole for the experiment. (see Rachel’s swatch for example of Bemis witch conductive fabric). I […]

Pile weave darning

Some of the sketches and scribbles I made during this year’s camp:

Notes from camp

Estebans musical crystals Wool punk research Swatch book introduction Dinner Capacitive sensing workshop with Adrian and Admar Soft resistance brainstorm Part of the output of the soft resistance brainstom Professor Adrian Modelling Anna’s mask Wicked fabric hacked to become wool punk

Admars photos

Bored of all these square or rectangular touch pads like your laptop and smart phone have? Then have a try at making a circular one yourself! At https://www.openprocessing.org/sketch/441347 you can find a small program that generates a pattern for you. One should be on top, the other on the bottom and […]

Circular touch pattern generator

A quick and easy way to connect conductive thread to an Arduino is use some pins used in jewelry making. They fit perfectly in the pin header of your Arduino so you only have to stick your thread to through the hoop and tie a knot. The pins are called “kettelstiften” […]

Quick temporary connections between conductive thread and Arduino

What’s your e-textile religion? Can I sew condutive thread in my skin? What is your favorite Arduino/Adafruit baord? What’s the difference between piezoresistive and piezoelectric? How to go to TAIPEI with all familly? Is Claire KGB? How does capacitive sensing on phones *Actualy* work? (Answer that a simpleton could understand) […]

All the nerdy questions…

* * * COPY ME * * * A Wearable Studio Practice is a collection of wearable and portable items that make it easier to become nomadic in your practice of making and manipulating the world. >> http://wsp.plusea.at/work-skirt/ More information about the Wearable Studio Practice project: A Wearable Studio Practice […]

Work Skirt Pattern and Instructions

write your thougths… ok….some thoughts…. There is this textile shop in Chartres-sur-le-Loire, where a few of us bought materials in 2016, during the “free day”… isn’t there anything funny for them and for us to do together with them? Either have them over or do something in their shop? Other […]

suggestion for future summer camp

“make people weired and things get better” (Rachel) “everyone has an inherant resistance” (Rachel) “much easier to get pissed off about things than to act” (Rachel) “resistance is one tool of activism” (Liza) “We don’t have to do anything” (Beam) “I’m in the mess of the world, trying to build […]


softRESISTANCE Focus Group #wickedcommunity: Admar Beam Celine Hannah Lara Liza Rachel Zoe our wearableMANIFESTO: DIVERSITY “plurafunctionality” inclusiveness, accessibility, empathy a willingness to engage with everyone open to different ways of doing things our design is simple to understand, copy and customize there is no exact copy, every one is different […]


 Part of André Breton’s flat  Movable altar from India  “La Boîte-en-valise”, Marcel Duchamp  Altar of Zanza Yojamba Zandalar, WOW   Ofrenda de muertos schematic (Mexique) A series of stones picture with fossilise plastic, an example of the fact that we are in the anthropocene period.  Arcimboldo painting Hybrid object. Between tools […]

Altar native

Omo-karu-ishi make a wish and weigh the stone Ashidome at Ochoboinari Nail a shoe of a person who you want them to stay Kamidana a shintoism alter. people sometimes build this in the house, often in the kitchen. this one has a paper on the ceiling saying “cloud” Festival in […]

icons, superstitions, festivals and rituals…

+ – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + Join us on the “dark side” of E-Textiles stars bright, threads alight; the tools we […]

Join us on the “dark side” of E-Textiles

The Math Behind the Circuits claire williams Becca Kristi Kuusk Marta Kisand Audrey Briot Becky Liza Ricardo O’Nascimento Admar Schoonen Wendy Van Wynsberghe mika Tools for eTextiles Beam Maurin Donneaud Melissa Emilie Giles Anna Blumenkranz Sasha de Koninck Martin Barbro Adrian Freed Celine Marcq Zoe Romano Aniela Hoitink Giulia Tomasello […]

Workshop assignment

We are planning to use dining room (next to the kitchen) as a projector space. This space is not so bright during the day and the projection can be seen even it is a sunny day. If anyone want to use a projector for workshops, discussions or any presentations, it […]

Projector at summer camp

Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design by T’ai Smith ISBN-10: 0816687242   The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine by Rozsika Parker ISBN-10: 1848852835   PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future by Paul Mason ISBN-10: 0141975296 LA MODE TRAVERSES/3 – REVUE DU CENTRE […]


Today, the task was to clean up the kitchen and make recipe experiment. We did extensive kitchen clean-up so we can cook large amount of food. Then we made test cooking of Moussaka. The tomato sauce and bechamel sauce came out super good… but the Moussaka came out more of […]

July 9th: Cooking experiment

It has been hot in Paillard and we have been going to swim at a lake in Marçon. It is about 20min car ride. Maybe some of you want to do this on the off day? On the way back from Marçon, we found the Level crossing of the train […]

swimming at the lake

Today, we are on big cleaning up of the printing room. and we did the up-satires together. It is almost ready. Yes, it was super dusty!

July 7th: even more cleaning up!!