A carnival costume containing electronic yarn

Carnivals are being celebrated this year in the Advanced Textiles Research Group. A project is underway to make a carnival costume that incorporates electronic yarn. The yarn will contain tiny light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and will be able to bend and flex as the costume stretches and moves with the dancer’s movements. Tatiana Woolley is the creative lead on the project. Earlier this year she went to North-Eastern Brazil to learn more about the carnival tradition. Dorothy Hardy joined her from the Advanced Textiles Research Group for Olinda and Recife’s carnival celebrations. Many thanks to Tatiana and Dave Woolley for the photos here:

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