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Exploring the Role of Textile Craft Practice in Interdisciplinary E-Textiles Development through the Design of an Illuminated Safety Cycling Jacket

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School of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham NG1 4GG, UK
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School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham NG1 5JS, UK
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Presented at the International Conference on the Challenges, Opportunities, Innovations and Applications in Electronic Textiles (E-Textiles 2019), London, UK, 12 November 2019.
Proceedings 2019, 32(1), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2019032012
Published: 5 December 2019
Most E-textile research tends to fall within the arts or science disciplinary boundaries, despite E-textiles themselves being interdisciplinary in nature. This work explores how contemporary woven textile practice methodologies can play a role within interdisciplinary research, expanding the creative and technical applications of materials and technologies. A team of electronics, textiles, and fashion specialists was formed to design and make an illuminated jacket for use by cyclists. The jacket incorporated bespoke woven panels that integrated electronic yarns within the pattern. The development of this prototype raised questions about the use of craft practice methodologies in the development of new E-textiles.
Keywords: textile craft practice; cycling safety; electronic textile; E-textiles; LED; light-emitting diode; illumination textile craft practice; cycling safety; electronic textile; E-textiles; LED; light-emitting diode; illumination
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Kgatuke, M.; Hardy, D.; Townsend, K.; Salter, E.; Downes, T.; Harrigan, K.; Allcock, S.; Dias, T. Exploring the Role of Textile Craft Practice in Interdisciplinary E-Textiles Development through the Design of an Illuminated Safety Cycling Jacket. Proceedings 2019, 32, 12. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2019032012

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Kgatuke M, Hardy D, Townsend K, Salter E, Downes T, Harrigan K, Allcock S, Dias T. Exploring the Role of Textile Craft Practice in Interdisciplinary E-Textiles Development through the Design of an Illuminated Safety Cycling Jacket. Proceedings. 2019; 32(1):12. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2019032012

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Kgatuke, Matholo, Dorothy Hardy, Katherine Townsend, Eloise Salter, Tina Downes, Karen Harrigan, Susan Allcock, and Tilak Dias. 2019. "Exploring the Role of Textile Craft Practice in Interdisciplinary E-Textiles Development through the Design of an Illuminated Safety Cycling Jacket" Proceedings 32, no. 1: 12. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2019032012

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