Category Archives: textile engineering

Textiles bonanza

A number of industries are facing increasing pressure because of the rising awareness that humanity needs both carbon sinks, carbon based building material and fibres, and breathable oxygen. We’ve become accustomed to seeing media reports and social media awareness campaigns … Continue reading

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Hemp for 3D printing

It was never going to take long. The winning combination of a resource friendly, abundant crop and the incredible technology that is 3D printing was bound to happen sooner rather than later. Here’s five stages from hemp to fibre from … Continue reading

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Print community

This really grabbed my attention. 3D printed speakers that look like the Death Star from Star Wars. NOMOON is software designed for a 3D printer that will print out whatever you like. If it’s round. “Nomoon can create spherical speaker … Continue reading

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Contour crafting.

Imagine 3D printing your own home in 20 hours. Imagine using something like a game engine to design a home. Like adobe? Like minimalist? Prefer ornate gothic? Want colour built in? How would you lay the cables through various walls … Continue reading

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Dinosaur monster construction

This is a project that’s been under construction for some time… A knitted dinosaur monster for a certain little boy who’s about 16 months old this Summer. It’s about as big as he is, hopefully he won’t be terrified of … Continue reading

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Yarn bombing and retro creativity

Yarn bombing. Yes, it is a thing. A kind of textile street art installation, where outdoor features or objects are decorated with knitting or crochet. Sometimes it comes with a connection to a social justice campaign, to draw attention to … Continue reading

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