“The Book of the Week”

Each week, FashionLab’s editors pick a must have book for your bookshelf.

Fashioning Technology: A DIY Intro to Smart Crafting”  is one of the best introduction ever into basic electronics, basic sewing and the high class of e-textile technology.

Author Syuzi Pakhchyan received her BFA from UC Berkeley in Literature and her MFA in Media Design from the Art Center College of Design and now wears many hats! She is an “User Experience Designer, robotics instructor, writer, blogger and a seasoned tinkerer” during her free time, she teaches a robotics class to children, leads workshops about crafting electronics… She also writes articles covering topics that range from fashion, technology and geeky gizmos in her famous and emblematic blog : fashioningtech. Her book reflects her ability to teach and shows her ability to make the complex simple. Using many examples from clothing over accessories and toys to home decoration to show the potential e-textile technologies open up to creative minded DIY enthusiasts, this book is one of the best introduction ever into basic electronics, sewing and a great introduction to wearable technology.

A book full of very interesting projects with good step by step instructions and photos for each project.

If you want to know how to sew LEDs on textile, want to see how the connect electronic components to fabrics, just open this book. Everything is clearly explained. The book is made for beginners with listings of what you need, step by step projects with easy to understand electronic terms and principles as well as for more experted crafters who will use the book as a fun source of inspiration

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1 edition (July 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596514379
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596514372

Syuzi is the one who speaks the best about her book! The video overview some of the fun crafty projects with a techno-twist that can be found in Fashioning Technology.

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