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
REQUIREMENTS Sewing and cutting pattern techniques, Arduino projects.
(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.
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.
1st STEP: THE EMBROIDERY
1. RUNNING STITCH
2. CHAIN STITCH
3. BUTTONHOLE STITCH
Follow the step-by-step for each embroidery type.
DRAPING THE TUNIC
Download the tunic design pattern here and watch the video tutorial on how to set up the tunic.
1st. Sew the pleat (from the outside) together on the top of the armhole. Then fix it on the mannequin.
2nd. Put together and sew EMBROIDERY FRONT 1 (green) and after EMBROIDERY BACK 2 (green)
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.
Adafruit Flora board: www.play-zone.ch
Battery EWT Polymer Lithium Ion (Lipo) 400 mAh: www.play-zone.ch
Conductive thread- Adafruit 641 : www.adafruit.com
Crocodile cables: /
Jump cables: /
Original Arduino Mega 2560 Rev3 Set: www.play-zone.ch
Sparkfun Thin Speaker:
Volume flees (Vlieseline 248): www.etsy.com (Blockhausstoffe)
Textile Medium: www.gestaercker.ch