Prototipado en Abierto 2017
coordinado por Elisabeth Lorenzi
Project developed in the residence of design Artranta, in the locality of Karstula, Finland

Fieldwork (kenttätyö)

Spinning Away
The project of Spining Away
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During my residence in Karstula I conducted research about local ways to produce conductive threads and fabrics, based in local and grassrooted technologies and material resources. The goal is promote a connection among traditional textile technologies and new electronic and digital possibilities, but rooted in local needs and interests. All this work has been possible due with the support and efforts of Pirkko Siivola, project manager of Artranta

Artranta Association was founded in 2012 by a group of design enthusiasts in a small town called Karstula in Central Finland. They expected inaugurate in few months the Artranta Design Residence Centre

This project also aims to connect with the experimentation carried out in Medialab-prado, Madrid, within a textile prototyping project.
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Mietala suomenlammasfarmilta, visiting a local sheep farm

18th January we visited a sheep farm in Pääjävi, Mietal suoemenifarmita. The owners, Maarit and Simon raise Finnish sheeps (suomi lammas). Maarit also produce its own yarn and felt in traditional way
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Jokipiin pellava in Kurikka
Linen textile mill, founded in 1920,dedicated to the production of textiles in linen for home, and accessories for the sauna
Salo-Angora, Ylöjärvi
spinning mill, founded in 1992
Finlayson, Tampere
the textile industry museum where history of Finlayson, a Finnish textile manufacturers is displayed
Saija Lehtonen' s atelje in Nokia
Designer who try to use materials that have also other than monetary values
Saija Lehtonen' s atelje in Nokia
Epira factory, Karstula
Wood chips company for different uses
Testing and creative process

Lahtiset, Jämsä
Felt Factory with long traditions of the Lahtinen family's.
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Fabrics and yarns produced. Samples

Textile prototypes designed

Textile interactive puzzle with paralel circuit
Made of:
Made for:
Puzzle pieces on thick felt
Green ligth circuit on wool yarned with Filament of stainless steel extracted from a scouring pad.
Red ligth circuit on wool yarned with iron wool.
Interactive tool for learnig how the circuits works fitting the pieces of it
How it was made:

Finnish sheep wool + iron wool+Finnish sheep wool

Finnish sheep wool with aluminum spirals

Finnish sheep wool with circuit on iron

Finnish sheep wool with circuit on Tin

Finnish sheep wool with Copper strands

Soft and safe.
RFID blocking Wallet
To avoid the scanning of your bank card in your back pocket without you realizing it. Data safety
Made for:
How it was made:
Made of:
Felt made of a layer on iron wool into two layers on sheep wool
Backstitch made on sheep wool self yarned
Band made following Nalbinding style
Materials used
Finnish sheep wool fibers

Soft and safe.
felt ligth gear for road safety
Made of:
Felt made of sheep wool in egg shape using a needle for felting
Circuit made of yarn wool and cupper
clasp on iron wool felted with needle and a safety pin
Made for:
Help to make the peaton visible on the road
How it was made:
Mixed sheep wool fibers

Linen thread

Cotton grass

Ripisinahuat vallot
led application in finnish traditional design
Made of:
Band in wool and with led in paralel circuit on filament of stainless steel
Costumized shirt with pirtanahuat enforcement with led in paralel circuit on filament of stainless steel
Made for:
Help to make the pederastian visible on the road
How it was made:
stainless steel

iron wool

spiral aluminum

copper filaments

copper filaments + wool

stainless steel + wool

carbon fiber+ wool

iron wool + wool

carbon fiber+ recycled poliester

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Kirjasto, Karstula
Looking for conductive materials, Karstula
Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä
Suomen käsityön museo
Dora Jung expo, Jyväskylä
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The Library of Karstula has plenty of books about textile crafting. Many of those books helped and inspired my work
The Alvar Aalto Museum is specialist of architecture and design and a national and international centre for information on Alvar Aalto.
Dora Jung (1906 – 1980), one of the most significant Finnish textile artists during the country’s independence.
Old wires in the flee market, metalic spoon in the mall, metal shavings collected from the milling of pieces, iron wool form the hardware....
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Looking for conductive materials, Karstula
Research about the traditional waist loom
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