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  • 2017 Swatches

    The swatches I made this year use conductive yarns to create pressure sensors around threadbare garments. The sensors can be connected to an Arduino or Pure Data circuit (see below, add pull-up/down…

  • Swatch experiments

    This year for the etextile swatch exchange I am making swatches from the conductive darning work I have been exploring. These are my early tests.

  • Alice underground

    I dusted off the old puppets the other day and took them to a studio in Old Market. I was working with long time friend and collaborator Joseph Wallace for a few…

  • World book day at Filton Avenue

    This week I ran a workshop at Filton Avenue Primary School to test the new version of Bear Abouts. I’ve been working with creative producer Sarah Warden to plan and deliver the…

  • Roots and things

    I’m still making generative drawing with p5.js (which I am calling “drawgramming”). This sketch generates random (and rather lovely) roots that have grown from a very slow snail. Try it out here…

  • More drawgramming

      I’ve made some further explorations into programming and illustration inspired by . This program (here >>> https://www.beccarose.co.uk/code/drawgramming/) uses the open library API to generate “book covers” with a number of images…

  • Sensing pages

    We have got to some kind of break through in developing the sensors for Bear Abouts -the system recognizes pages and (although basic) it is very very cool. I’ve been working closely…

  • Sensing

    I’ve been working with Mark Wolloncott, who is a unity3d wizz, but also a brilliant game designer and maker. He is working on some changes to the Bear Abouts program. This week…

  • Bear Abouts V2

    I found out in December that we have been successful in another phased of the Bear Abouts project (yay!). This means that I have received further funding from Innovate UK for the…

  • Playable City Tokyo

    About a month ago I received an email from one of my favorite organizations (the Pervasive Media Studio), who were inviting me to apply to be part of a Playable City creative…

  • Tentacumas

    This year’s Christmas card design was in celebration of reading a whole book by Donna Harraway. Watch a video version of the book >>> I screen printed, enveloped, and sent these to…

  • Drawgramming

    It’s been a while since I posted anything on this blog because life has been pretty busy. But alas, my evenings are back and I can tinker away at making pointless sketches…

  • e-stitches Bristol

    Annie Lywood (e-textile maker extraordinaire) has started a Bristol based e-stitches group (based on the London group of the same name. We meet every few weeks to make anything related to e-textiles…

  • Darning sensors

    We made some samples and tests exploring darned sensors. The work is inspired by the Goldsmiths Fashion and Embodiment workshop

  • Make Shift Do workshop

    I first went to Derby Silk Mill Museum this summer when working as an Online Mentor for the Maked Ed community -see video I made about the visit here. The museum invited…

  • Next steps

    It is hard to go into too much detail here how the learning process I went through on this programme has impacted the way I understand things around my, mainly because it…

  • Hubs and Maps

    It happened. I am totally exhausted after working for 4 months on this research project, but also very awake. 12 thousands words, some tweaking on inDesign, and a bit of embroidery later…

  • An illustrated guide to embodied learning

    From the review of literature I conducted for my independent research project, here is an illustrated guide to embodied learning: Banking education Central to Paulo Freire’s discourse is his aversion to “banking”…

  • Knotting~Works

    All the wonderful work I made (as in it was wonderful to make) for materialities is up on this micro-site. Check it out! >>>>>> knotting-works.com

  • Goldsmiths Design Fest

    knotting~works Goldsmiths design festival was part of London Design week (which it turns out is London Design -fortnight- not week, but that is great because it means more cool events!). We (MA…