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Inspiring E-textile People: Interview with Cristina Batista

Every Friday I will be publishing a full-length untranslated interview with one of the e-textile artists featured in my book "Wearables für Maker: Experimentieren, nähen, gestalten".  These remarkable people are talking about their e-textile practice and perspective, failures and successes, tricks and inspirations.

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How and when did you get into e-textiles / wearables?

2013. I attended to a lecture by Lynne Bruning at Duduà. Since then I’ve tried to apply e-textiles to my crochet, amigurumi & embroidery projects. 
Your very first project?

The first one was an amigurumi sheriff star with led lights at the end of each point.
A project you are proud of?

Embroideries and e-doilies, in particular.
Main source of inspiration (Other artists? Tools? Situations?)

I look up to the work of Lynne Bruning, Wei ChiehShihm or Afoditi Psarra (here's an interview with her on my this blog).
Favourite tool?

Crocodile clippers. They’re very convenie…

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