Crafting Frequencies

Speaker making workshops with paper and fabric.

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I designed a series of workshops to explore frequencies. By combining conductive threads and embroidery techniques we explored and developed processes for textile or paper based electromagnetic fields (EMFs). EMFs can be used as transmitters or receivers of information (such as speakers or antennas), and the samplers participants made function technically as well as being beautifully crafted pieces.

In the sessions participants are invited to hand craft coils with copper tape or thread. The first workshop was part of The Rooms, a festival exploring ideas that were developed in the React research and development project. The second workshop was at The Silk Mill museum in Derby, and part of the Craft Council’s Make_Shift_Do programme.

The pattern for the speaker was inspired by Kobakant’s speaker exploration