We were invited to exhibit our Lace Sensor Dresses at the StAnza Poetry Festival in St Andrews, Scotland. The festival ran from 6-10 March 2013 and Anja went to represent our project.
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I ended up using this very thick spongy felt material in a loop like the lace on it. The height is nearly the same as the pressure sensor itself.
To make the layer thick I made in itself two layer of embroidered feld together.
I used the same crochet technique with different thicknesses of thread which I stitched on a layer of felt in the wave-form of the lace.
How to get to a thicker string? I just remembered a cord-making technique I used to do as a child. With this cord I followed the rough form of the lace and the previous layer.
It’s another abstract interpretation with a giant cross-stitch and using thick string.
I used the line of Meg’s embroidery and went on embroidering with a thicker thread interpreting the motif of the lace.
I used a ribbon to make a little curve which follows the curve of the lace.
I used a thin layer of chiffon for the first round. I started simple and quick, making a pencil sketch of the lace motif directly on the fabric.
This is the original lace from the Museum de Kantfabriek. The greyish threads, of course, are the conductive threads. The rest is cotton.