Saturday, March 26, 2016

3D printing on Fabric

The first of my Make Fashion pieces is starting to come together!
This year I'm 3D printing directly on to fabric using a translucent PLA, which will be lit from behind with addressable LEDs. The fabrics are all nets with sequins. We tested several fabrics and were able to adhere PLA to net, tulle, and net with small sequins.
My Utilimaker 2 has a heated bed, which is really helping the pieces adhere.

And the pieces coming together.
Next, lots of LEDs.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Art Nouveau Chatelaines

The International Terminal at SFO has excellent exhibits. This time they had a fantastic one on Art Nouveau, with craft, art and everyday objects from 1890-1914. This included some fantastic chatelaine s. My favorite was this octopus. Would also be perfect for steampunk.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Win Tickets to the MakeFashion Gala April 2nd

I super excited about my new pieces for the MakeFashion Gala in Calgary on April 2!
We've been 3D printing on some really fabulous fabric and all out electronics have finally arrived!

Here's an updated sneak peak of my piece, Mimic (and there will be an extra piece with the same theme)

And here's the project page!

If you'd like to win free ticket to the event
Want to attend the 4th annual MakeFashion Wearable Tech Gala in Calgary for free? Enter to win two tickets to the event. All you have to do is tell us what project you’re most excited to see!
Mine of, course!

How to enter:
Check out our 2016 project previews here.
Tweet about which piece you’re most excited to see (either the project name or a link) and tag @makefashionCA.
We will randomly select a winner via draw on March 26th 2016.
Each tweet is eligible for one entry, one tweet permitted per day.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Basket Reticule

Finally used up all my ribbon flowers from years of Candace Kling classes.

Based on basket style and hard-bottom reticules from around 1810-1830s.

And here's my version, using a reticule base made by Catherine Scholar.