New Textiles 2012

Re-Link Bracelet

The re-link Bracelet is a simple investigation into a repeatable link module that can chained together to produce a textile with multiple axes of flexure. I started by looking at the interlocking geometries of a single loop using line geometry in Rhino and the “pipe” command to give it thickness. I progressed from 1 link [...]

Embroidered Turtle Shape Cushions

I started by exploring some existing processing code on this site and decided to play around with this turtle code. It’s pretty fun to just change the rotation parameter to get different path shapes for the “turtle”, but you can also easily adjust the scale and time step (which both result in a different size [...]


Koi-nobori means “koi rising” in Japanese. They are koi-shaped wind socks traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Tango no Sekku, also known as Children’s Day. From April to early May, landscapes across Japan are decorated with koinobori. Since it is spring time, I thought it would be a cool project to make my own koinobori, [...]

Snap your shirt

For the 3D textile assignment I wanted to use the new MakerBot Replicator 3D printer that we just got for our research group. This machine can print with two colors so there is great potential of printing patterns with colors. The challenge is to design a 3D printed textile without support material (actually there is [...]


This week, I decided to expand on my bracelet line and add an embroidered piece to the mix. Although using an embroidery machine saved me from actually learning how to embroider, the process of having something to show for my work was a bit painful. I ran to a lot of issues which I describe [...]

3D printed “knitting”

This is my first 3D designed and printed object, so I tried a basic textile design featuring rows of interlocked loops, reminiscent of a knitted textile. I used SolidWorks, a 3D CAD design software popular among engineers and designers. First, I made a single “stitch”. Then I made an assembly of these stitch parts in [...]

3D Print Textile – Hauer Study

This week our assignment was to do either of two things… Do an embroidery or design and 3d print a textile structure. I began by trying to embroider one of my sketches.. but time was not on my side so I opted for doing the 3D print textile..


For the knitting machine assignment. I knitted a ear muff structure. It can be used as a head piece for people or an earmuff for stuffed animals. At first, I had a lot of trouble with the knitting machine. The most frustrating part for me was that I could not get the yarn to cast [...]

We can embroider your picture

While I was searching for pattern codes and inspiration images, I came across this line-art image (a profile “photo” of this person’s website : The dashed hatch line thickens and thins in this image, and I thought it could be a perfect embroidery patter with a mixture of lines and fills. It also seems to [...]

lace pendant necklace

In this week’s assignment, I continued to experiment with knit structures but in an untraditional sense. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a demo session by Felicia Davis (Design Computation-MIT) on 3d-print knit structures. During the demo, we used Rhino to model a knit structure which can be 3d printed. [...]