EMBROIDERING SOUNDS TUNIC

Music is revealed as a new kind of interaction that enables complete new visual experiences: the fabric colour changes around the embroidery. This embroidered patch reveals how musical interaction, using new technology, enables completely new visual experiences. The fabric colour changes around the embroidery: it is the combination of aesthetic with function. The embroidery runs on software that analyses cello chords in the music and converts them into signals. The interaction happens whilst the cello is playing.

 MATERIALS AND TOOLS

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 LEVEL

 REQUIREMENTS Sewing and cutting pattern techniques, Arduino projects.

       CRAFT PART

(1) Tunic: 2 x 1,40 m cotton fabric  

(2) Embroidery Panel: cotton 20 x 25 cm, volume fleece 20 x 25 cm, embroidery hoop 19cm diameter, embroidery needle, thimble, embroidery scissors, tape measure, Pilot FriXion Ball (unique thermo-sensitive ink disappears completely with heat), conductive thread Adafruit 641, thermochromic pigment (5g), textile medium (220ml), 2-4 tea spoon water.

      TECH PART

Flora board (or any Arduino compatible board, preferably one that is suitable for wearable projects), a breadboard, jump cables, mosfet transistors, crocodile cables for prototyping, conductive thread (Adafruit 641), battery, buttons, switching mode power supply, sealing tape, conductive cables and Sparkfun Thin Speaker.

  STEP-BY-STEP 

  1st STEP: THE EMBROIDERY 

 1. RUNNING STITCH

 2. CHAIN STITCH

 3. BUTTONHOLE STITCH

Follow the step-by-step for each embroidery type.

  2nd STEP 

 DRAPING THE TUNIC 

Download the tunic design pattern here and watch the video tutorial on how to set up the tunic.

Embroidering Sounds Tunic
DRAPING THE TUNIC

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 1st.  Sew the pleat (from the outside) together on the top of the armhole. Then fix it on the mannequin.

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 2nd. Put together and sew EMBROIDERY FRONT 1 (green) and after EMBROIDERY BACK 2 (green)
 

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 3rd.  Finalize the tunica by sewing the two parts COLLAR 3 together.

 3rd STEP: WIRING

 CONNECTING THE EMBROIDERY TOGETHER WITH THE TECHNOLOGICAL  COMPONENTS 

Software installation: here make sure you have the newest version for Arduino. Install Flora in the Arduino program.

Follow here step-by-step how to connect the embroidery with the flora board. 

 SET UP  EMBROIDERY +  BREADBOARD "HOUSING" + FLORABOARD 

STEP-BY-STEP how to set up the technological elements with the dress.

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