Functional and Aesthetic Design of Woven Electrotextiles

Inese Parkova, Ausma Viļumsone


Developing smart textile design methods and enlarging its assortment, in this research weaving method is used to find out how to combine fabric’s aesthetic and functional design in one pattern. Woven light emitting textile display was designed with integrated electronic elements. Light emitting performs interactive design feature in textile, but fabric pattern with woven optical illusion motif fulfills aesthetic function. Integration of conductive yarns into textile structure was realized and specific weave pattern was used to get fabric with possibility to vary brightness of light emitting diode by textile pattern. In the article design process of electrotextile development is described and some of it applications are pointed.

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