My Beautiful Circuit

Intro…

In my beautiful circuit assignment, I have constructed and designed a pouch made for men and women. It is made out of cotton muslin, one undyed but silkscreened a geometric print and the inside is nature dyed with woad. I machine sewed the pieces together, added a white zipper on top and then began the process of putting my circuit together. I hand-sewed conductive thread in a square shape to go along with the geometric print. Placing the power source inside the bag prevented the design in the front to be unobstructed. I wanted the light to be a simple addition to the designs and that only shut off if you pulled out the battery.

materials & parts list…

LED lights, 3V battery, alligator wire, power source, conductive fabric

electronic materials purchased from Creatron Inc.

cotton muslin, woad, zipper

materials purchased from Affordable Textiles

Diagram of Circuit…

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Image One – Close up of cotton muslin material used. Nature dyed with woad

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Image Two – Silkscreen cotton muslin with woad dyed cotton muslin

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Image Three – materials and tools used to construct pouch. Sewing machine, fabric scissors, pins, thread, thread cutter.

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Image Four – Used iron to straightened out materials for a clean finish.

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Image Five – Added zipper under layers

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Image Six – Machine sewed pieces together

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Image Seven – hand sewed conductive thread into rectangular shape with LED light

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Image Eight & Nine (left) – Hand sewed power source in place with 3V battery. (right) Clipped on alligator wired from power source to conductive fabric

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Image Ten – Close up of alligator wire

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Image Eleven – Final pouch

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Image Twelve – electronic materials used for circuits

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