The sensory cushions are an exploration of slow craft techniques combined with eTextiles. They are being crafted with the Penryn community craft group and hand stitched with felt and conductive materials. Building in conductivity into the surfaces enables the textiles to become enhanced with digital possibilities so they can play sounds when touched.
We have been working on a collection of prototype poufes, digitally stitched with conductive thread from Madeira.
We are experimenting with embedding a vibro-tactile layer to be triggered by pressing, squeezing or stroking.