February 11, 2010
These Emission Spectra Scarves are lovingly machine-knit from black and colored 100% cotton yarn. They measure about 6.5 feet long and 7 inches wide.
Pictured above is Limor (Ladyada) Fried wearing Silicon and Matt Mechtley sporting a custom quasar.
This scarf was originally Amanda Wozniak‘s idea.
Download patterns to make your own! Thanks to Bryn Davies for the Spectra Pattern Generator Python script. Patterns below are for machine knitting or teeny needles, but you can generate a pattern based on your knitting gauge at Bryn’s site.
January 28, 2010
The fffffat crew is meeting up in Berlin next week for Transmediale. I can’t make it out, but I did make a tutorial for fffffatting up your hoodie, so the gang can roll in style without me. I’ll be missing you guys!
January 25, 2010
This 1.5 inch tall Sterling silver pendant is handmade from 1mm thick sheet and tubing, depicting the internet-savvy sentiment <3, an ascii heart! Appropriate for showing your geeky ladyfriend how much you care. The < and 3 dangle freely, dancing near each other with the wearer’s motions. Available with a 19 inch long sterling silver curb chain. Finished with a sterling clasp and packaged in a jewelry gift box.
Here modeled by Kio Stark.
December 29, 2009
I’m working on some felt electronics, this time pushbuttons in addition to knobs. Moxie taught me how to needle felt, which makes it easier to form a dense defined shape than with wet felting. I first make little marshmallow-shaped cylinders, then bore a hole and insert the button or knob. A few more pics are at my Flickr.
If you’re interested in a custom order, submit a request at my Etsy shop.
December 15, 2009
November 21, 2009
LED sewing kits are back in stock! Available in white, warm white, yellow, green, blue, red, and PINK!
Use this kit for enhancing your needlework project or garment with lights. Stitch it up with my free tutorial.
The kit includes:
- 1 sewable battery holder
- 1 CR2032 coincell battery
- 7 feet of conductive thread (enough for one or two projects)
- 2 5mm LEDs
- 1 metal snap for creating a switch
October 01, 2009
The Open Source Embroidery exhibition featuring my LilyPad Arduino Embroidery has traveled from Sweden to San Francisco, where it will be on display at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art until January 24. Check out the interview with curator Ele Carpenter on Rhizome.
September 24, 2009
August 02, 2009
This weekend I’m in Seattle at Urban Craft Uprising’s first ever summer show, and it’s a blast. I did a soft circuit demo, and doing another one Sunday at 1:30pm. I’m selling LED sewing kits, so if you’re looking for the tutorial, click on through. Pictured above is the incommutable Moxie herself.
July 16, 2009
I’ve been making plush squids again, and this time I published a free (creative commons by-sa license) pattern to go along with them, so you can make your own. The one pictured above is named “Mr. Caissy from Accounting.” See more plush squids in my Flickr set.
July 01, 2009
I recently won a raffle for a Makerbot Cupcake CNC machine, which is a DIY 3D printer. The raffle was held by AS220, an awesome hacker/etc lab in Providence. Thanks a million, guys, it works great! You can find the file for the little mushroom that I printed (John Park modeled it) in the Thingiverse.
June 15, 2009
Providence geek den AS220 recently had a raffle to both give away and raise money for their own MakerBot CupCake CNC. I bought a ticket and won! I’ll soon be 3D printing from my studio, yay, and THANKS!
The Open Source Embroidery exhibition is now open at Umeå University’s Bildmuseet. After the show is over there, it’ll be traveling to the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco (October 2009). Wired.com interviewed me in an article about the exhibit and movement.
June 11, 2009
My Iceberg piece will be in this show opening Friday, June 12. Kristen Rask, organizer of the show, also did an interview with me on her blog.
Opening June 12, 2009
Exhibition runs June 12 to July 9
1932 2nd Ave, Seattle
May 05, 2009
Cotton/Linen Yarn, Acrylic, Sterling Silver, MDF, Ice
This iceberg is made from cotton/linen yarn and then stiffened with acrylic. Inside is a polar bear made from ice which slowly melts down and out through the sterling silver drain on the sloped platform. The iceberg itself was made using a knotless netting technique.
May 02, 2009
My Plush Knee will appear in this summer’s juried show at the Harry Wood Gallery at ASU. The opening reception is Monday, May 4 from 7-9pm. The show will run until September 4.
May 01, 2009
I’ll be showing my Iceberg and Plush Knee (“Ouch, My Femoral Condyle!”) at Bragg’s Pie Factory on May 1, 6:30-9:30pm.
1301 W. Grand Ave Phoenix
April 23, 2009
<3 (ASCII Heart)
Sterling Silver (sheet and tubing)
Buy it in my Etsy shop
This product is based on my big <3 (ASCII Heart)
Hollow-formed Sterling silver
This photo is by Victoria Altepeter.
April 10, 2009
I added these blinking lights to my fatlab patch for riding my bike at night, and show you how in the above video. You can also look at the instructable or download the code and schematic for this soft circuit project.
Reposted from CRAFT.
April 08, 2009
In Case of Emergency
Sterling Silver, Vicodin
To go with my Vicodin earrings, here’s a ring with a bezel-set pill instead of a stone.
This photo is by Victoria Altepeter.
March 26, 2009
Ouch, My Femoral Condyle!
Synthetic Fiber and Batting, Steel Stand, DVD Video
I’ve completed the plush model of my knee working from my MRI and arthroscopy images, plus anatomical illustrations I found online. It’s capable of dislocating, just like my real knee, and uses elastic to make the ligaments stretch when the joint is bent. It’s my best soft sculpture yet. Still no fibula. The title is “Ouch, my Femoral Condyle,” after the place on my femur where the cartilage was torn.
I made a video to be displayed with the knee, which is a combination of video shots of my knee dislocating combined with MRI animations and arthroscopy stills. Warning: I’ve been told it’s not for the squeamish.
My LilyPad Arduino Embroidery appeared in Crafts Magazine in the March/April issue.
March 08, 2009
John Park took my Twitchie Scorpion on G4′s Attack of the Show. His tail was damaged in shipping, see it leaning over? I hope nobody else noticed.
February 24, 2009
I made this large-scale model of my femur in plush. I used pictures from inside my knee during surgery and looked at anatomy pictures to get the shape. I had a flap of cartilage that had to be removed, then the doc drilled little holes in the underlying bone to stimulate scar tissue growth for padding in the area. The object is surprisingly cuddly. Materials: fuzzy polyester fur, fleece.