Conductive pompoms and other adventures

Feet felting
Feet felting

Knit Glitch is a creative duo – Daniel Macnish and myself, Claire Pendrigh.

Last weekend we packed up our things and headed out of town for an art weekend – two whole days devoted to exploring and experimenting with materials. Our primary goal was to make, and play with, a sensor that uses conductive thread embedded in felted wool. These sensors will be a central element in our next Knit Glitch project so we wanted to try out a few different techniques!

The most effective was the conductive pompom, which you can see in this video, controlling a sound. The pitch of the sound can actually be controlled by squeezing the pompom!

If you would like to find out more about Knit Glitch, then head over to our blog. We are very excited to be participating in the 2015 Awesome Arts Creative Challenge, so keep an eye out for future posts about our awesome creation.

First attempt at a felted conductive pompom.
First attempt at a felted conductive pompom.
Felting sensors
Felting sensors
Crocheting a sensor with wool and conductive thread
Crocheting a sensor with wool and conductive thread
Testing the conductivity of a pompom
Testing the conductivity of a pompom
Pompom sensor and crochet sensor
Pompom sensor and crochet sensor
A crochet sensor felted into some fabric
A crochet sensor felted into some fabric

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