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"Smart" Crafting and Fashioning Technology

By Mary Rotman
July 16, 2008

What will our homes and clothes look like 5 years from now? 10 years? 50 years? If one of our new books from Craft--Fashioning Technology--is any indication, it will involve a healthy dose of "smart" crafting--a term coined by author Syuzi Pakhchyan--to describe crafting with "smart" materials that react and change in response to their environment. In this exciting new book, readers can learn how to make: LED bracelets, chandeliers and headphones; pattern-changing blinds; a space invaders tote bag that alerts you to incoming phone calls; a "birdie" brooch that "chirps" to sunlight; and much, much more!

On Saturday, July 19th from 5-7pm, San Francisco's Craft Gym will be hosting a special book signing and demonstration with Fashioning Technology author Syuzi Pakhchyan. Admission is FREE and food and beverage will be provided. So load up your crafty supplies and join Syuzi as she demonstrates her new book!

Check out the Craftzine Blog for more information.

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