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Credits: Marta Kisand, Barbro Scholz
Year: 2013
References: Historical laces of 16th century Italy
Materials: 100% cotton thread (size 10), conductive thread (117/17 2ply, Sparkfun.com)
Techniques: Bobbin-lace
Dimensions: 10 cm x 4 cm x 0.1 cm

Description: “Bobbin-lace making started in the 16th century in Italy. Back then the lace was made with gold and silver-wrapped threads or colored silks and linen threads to create rich and extravagant designs. Inspired by the historical lace making, this sample explores the possibilities of using this old technique today to create contemporary designs.

This sample is made using silver plated thread and cotton yarn, like they did in the 16th century. Additionally to pure visual pleasure this sample is functional for e-textiles use, e.g. for electrical circuits. The design can be developed and used as conductor or as a sensor.
This sample a first try to connect conductive yarn into historical lace pattern. This technique will be taught in a workshop at a the e-textile camp.”

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