The sonic, sensory, reassurance pillows are an exploration of slow craft techniques combined with eTextiles. Created with the Penryn community craft group over 6 weeks, the surfaces were hand stitched with appliquéd felt and conductive fabric and thread.
The group were inspired by nature in the designs chosen for their work, particularly animals and plants that had meaning to them. Working in conductive materials within the surfaces enables digital possibilities in the textiles. In this case we decided to play different sounds when touched or squeezed. Sounds were chosen by the participants relating to the images they’d created or samples from music they enjoyed.