PHASE 4 | Counterfactual Futures – part 2 | 6 Months, January 2016 – June 2016
PHASE 3 | Counterfactual Futures – part 1| 6 Months, July 2015 – December 2015

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 […]

Experimentation, Study

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 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 […]


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 […]

PHASE 2 | Macro-Electronics | 6 Months, January 2015 – June 2015

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 […]

PHASE 1 | Crafting Realities | 6 Months, July 2014 – December 2014
Stitching Worlds - Kickoff