von Saint-George, Amalie. Die Kunst der Goldstickerei. Nebst einer Anleitung zur Verwendung der Goldstickerei in Verbindung mit Application. Wien: Verlag der Wiener Mode, 1890
Literature: Made in China by Pun Ngai
Ngai, Pun. Made in China: Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2005.
Tajima Embroidery Machines
“In 1964, the TAJIMA group developed a multi-head embroidery machine. Since then, we have made expensive manually produced embroidery accessible and familiar to the peoples of the world, and added beauty to their lives. What we have cultivated are extremely […]
Dongguan Velve Thread Manufactory
“Dongguan Velve Thread Manufactory is a dynamic, innovative and professional manufacturer with strong focus on sewing thread, hand knitting thread, metallic thread and embroidery thread. The manufactory is located at the famous manufacturing centre – Guangdong province, China, the district […]
Excursion: Naturesen Coil Factory
The Naturesen Coil Factory is located in the Huangjiang town of Dongguan in the Guangdong province of southern China. Their expertise lies in the production of high-precision coils for various electronic applications, mostly to be used in electronic toys, household appliances and […]
Excursion: Seeed Studio
“Diversified demands cannot be fully satisfied by mass production. The booming of open source hardware, 3D printing, crowd-funding and global logistics creates a evolutional easy platform to hardware innovators. Products are becoming democratized, as some of the consumers now calling […]
Excursion: King Credie FPC Factory
The second manufacturing facility of King Credie Technology, in addition to the PCB factory, is a flexible printed circuit (FPC) production facility. Snapshots from the FPC Manufacturing Process
Excursion: King Credie PCB Factory
King Credie Technology is a PCB manufacturing company, founded in 2005. The PCB and flexible PCB manufacturing facilities of the company are currently located in the Bao’an District in Shenzhen Special Economic Zone in the Guangdong Province of China. The […]
深圳 – Shenzhen
Shenzhen (Chinese: 深圳; pinyin: Shēn zhèn; [ʂə́nʈʂə̂n]) is a major city within the southern Guangdong province of China, situated immediately north to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the south end of the Pearl River delta. The city owes […]
Literature: In Other Worlds by Margaret Atwood
Atwood, Margaret. In Other Worlds: Science Fiction and the Human Imagination. London: Virago, 2012.
Expert Exchange: Mark Miodownik
Mark Miodownik is a materials engineer and Professor of Materials and Society at UCL. He is the author of the award winning best selling book Stuff Matters, a guide to the material world, and the science, history, engineering, and culture that underpins it. He is also the regular presenter of the science and engineering BBC TV programmes. Miodownik was recently included in the The Times list of the top 100 most influential people in UK science. In 2013 he won the Royal Academy of Engineering Rooke Medal. In 2014 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and he won the Royal Society Winton Prize.
The ‘Industrialisation Focus Group’ at the eTextile Summer Camp 2015, consisting of Becky Stewart, Mili John Tharakan, Tincuta Heinzel and Ebru Kurbak, looked at ways to approach electronic textiles as mass-produceable products. Throughout the week-long gathering, the group discussed and identified challenges in bringing e-textile objects beyond […]
Tools for Practitioners (eTextile Summercamp Survey)
eTextile Summercamp 2015 workspace, tools and materials Overview of early results from a survey handed out to the eTextile Summercamp participants about their identification as practitioners, and the use of tools. Describing and/or sketching how an imagined tool that could […]
Literature: Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik
Miodownik, Mark. Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials That Shape Our Man-made World. London: Penguin Books, 2014.
Literature: The Culture of Craft by Peter Dormer (Ed.)
Dormer, Peter (Ed.) The Culture of Craft: status and future. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1997
Literature: The Invention of Craft by Glenn Adamson
Adamson, Glenn. The Invention of Craft. London [u.a.]: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013
Literature: Women’s Work by Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Barber, E. J. W. Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years: Women, Cloth, and Society in Early times. New York: Norton, 1994.
Literature: On Craftsmanship by Christopher Frayling
Frayling, Christopher. On Craftsmanship: towards a new Bauhaus. London: Oberon Books, 2011
Literature: Zeros + Ones by Sadie Plant
Plant, Sadie. Zeros and Ones: Digital Women and the New Technoculture. London: Fourth Estate, 1997.
Excursion: Textiles Zentrum Haslach
Austrian region historically known for weaving
Excursion: M. Maurer Posamentierer
Traditional passementerie manufacturer