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How to get what you want: E-Textile Style

"How to Get What You Want" is an AMAZING site documenting Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson's e-textile explorations for the past few years.

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DIY LED Necklace by Diana Eng

Electronic Sewing Kits

If you are having a tough time finding the right electronic craft materials for your next invention, try out one of these great kits available online.

Stern Lab is a good choice if you are looking for the basics at a good cost. With this kit you can light up a t-shirt or your embroidery. $15 on Etsy

 

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Kiss Me I'm Polish!

Agnieszka Gasparska, who did the design of the Aromatherapy Sachet for Switch Craft, has relaunched her site called kissmeimpolish.com. Agnieszka is an award winning designer with a flair for making. Check out the work and get inspired!

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Illuminating eco-consciousness

Alison and Switch Craft are coming to L.A. May 3 - 5

I am so excited to announce that on May 3rd, I will spend the day with the Girl Scouts of America in Los Angeles, CA.  Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts will explore fashionable form and function and technology’s role in empowering women to represent their ideals, and will create their own Light Up Aromatherapy Drawer Sachet, from Switch Craft.

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Make your own Electro Puff from IFM


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How to Make your own fabric prints with Spoonflower

Textile design has always been a really interesting art form to me. But, after experimenting with some not-so-simple techniques such as stenciling, bleaching, RIT dying, and candle wax masking (a.k.a. “A MESS”), I reluctantly gave up the dream of making my own fabric. Luckily Spoonflower—an online fabric printing service—came along and opened the door for easy textile creation for the rest of us!

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ABC Local News Interview


Don Polec from the Philly local ABC news team stopped by my house last Friday to talk about Switch Craft. They have posted the video online, go check it out here!

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Make the Switch to Green - A contribution by Switch reader, Bethany Pruitt

Looking for a way to go green while stepping up your fashion with Switch Craft? I found it so easy to practice the “Three Rs” of environmentalism with the projects in Switch Craft! When you make your own clothes and accessories, that’s reducing the amount you buy. Second, you can reuse all of the electronics you need to make your Switch Craft projects. Remember those old light-up tennis shoes your little brother or sister used to wear? They would be perfect to use to make a light-up decorative pillow!

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