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  • Fiber Optic Fabric - blog & news

    This technology allows to wave plastic optical fibers alongside synthetic fibers, forming a luminous fabric. The luminous fabric is similar to a synthetic fabric (it can be sewn, hand washed,…), except that it can emit light when connected to a specific electronic module. This electronic module can be powered either by a disposable or rechargeable battery, or by a small mains transformer (for non wearable items)...

  • Block Print Fabric - blog & news

    Block printing is a traditional Indian way of decorating textiles. It has become widely used because it is an uncomplicated method that creates vibrant, colorful patterns. Chemical and artificial colors have replaced the traditional natural dyes used in block printing. The principal tints are red, yellow, blue and saffron. Block printing can be manufactured, but here we offer step by step instructions to decorate your own fabrics by hand block printing...

  • Ray Marrs lecture on History of Textile Printing - blog & news

    The first part of a lecture series on Textile print processes and techniques...

  • Japanese researchers weave capacitive touch into large-area textiles, want to make them wearable - blog & news

    Conductive fibers, yo, they're the future. Japan's AIST is back with yet another quirky idea, this time integrating capacitive touch sensors into 1-micron thick nylon fibers. The results is a big old cloth that can sense your loving touch and inform nearby computers of what you're up to. Initial uses envisioned by the research outfit include implementation in hospitals to monitor bedridden patients, but the ultimate goal is to make this extra-sensitive array a wearable accoutrement...