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Computer Copy

Fashion remix project from gokinjo-monozukuri captures existing fashion with 3D photogrammetry, processed into polygons with modelling software, and put together onto digitally printed fabric - video embedded below:

The process of “Computed Copy” is as follows. First, scan the garment and get the 3D images of it. Second, make flat patterns with printed images by using a software which can do this automatically, and finally put the parts by sewing them.
Although there is a traditional way of designing flat patterns which considers the movement of the body and characteristics of the material, computers design it in a totally different way, because they recognize the 3D shape as a polygon which is a collective form of flat faces.
Our purpose for this “Computed Copy” is not only to make some distortion which humans cannot produce, but also to make garments which are not just “copy” and have the alternative creativity. By removing humans’ arbitrariness as much as possible from the process of copying designs, and by letting computers do it, we can create a new kind of designing system.
In the future, we think that it will be possible to copy a garment only with the image files on the internet without scanning actual things, thanks to the rapid development of 3D technology (scanning, modeling, and printing) and a flood of images on the internet. We expect that this work will be the fastest automated way of copying the designs as the final destination of fast fashion.

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new hand screenprinted stickers now in my new etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/de/listing/200626429/dont-girls-sieb-druck-aufkleber-sticker?ref=shop_home_active_1

DIY: Printing On Burlap


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Are you ready to have your life changed? I promise you when you start printing on burlap you will NEVER go back to stenciling, painting, or your cut machine for simple little projects like monograms. Of course, you can also use the print on burlap technique for more complex projects too.

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What you need:

  • Freezer Paper (found near the wax paper in the grocery store)
  • Burlap
  • Inkjet Printer
  • Hot Iron
  • Printer paper
  • Scissors

Step 1: Get a piece of printer paper to use as your guide.

Step 2: Cut out a piece of burlap and a piece of freezer paper the exact size as your piece of printer paper.

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Step 3: Iron the piece of burlap so it’s nice and flat.

Step 4: With the burlap on the ironing board, place the shiny side of the freezer paper down onto the burlap.

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Step 5:  Take your hot iron and run it all over the top of the freezer paper.  The freezer paper will start to get all crinkly as it adheres to the burlap.  Be sure all edges and corners have ‘stuck’ to the burlap.

             

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Step 6: If you have any overhang from the burlap, trim it.  You don’t want burlap strands getting stuck in your printer.

Step 7: Remove all other paper from your printer tray.

Step 8:  Position the burlap with freezer paper in the printer tray so that the printing will be on the burlap side.

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Step 9: Print

Step 10: Starting at the corner, remove  the freezer paper.  (You can reuse the same piece of freezer paper several times until it no longer sticks to the burlap.)

A few examples of Printed Burlap Projects….

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**** A very special Thank You to 2IY for sharing this fun tutorial. 

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DITCHLING MUSEUM OF ART + CRAFT

We recently visited the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, which holds an internationally important collection of work by the artists and craftspeople who were drawn to the village. Sculptor, wood engraver, type-designer and letter-cutter Eric Gill, the calligrapher Edward Johnston (responsible for the famous Johnston typeface used for London Underground), the painter David Jones, the printer Hilary Pepler and the weaver Ethel Mairet, were all key members of the community in Ditchling. Their influential and inspirational work is beautifully displayed in this award winning museum, recently refurbished by architect Adam Richards, with a new identity designed by Phil Baines.

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