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E-textiles are an up-and-coming area of the embedded electronics world that invites people who may have never experimented with electronics to try their hand at incorporating physical computing into their projects. E-textiles is the art of infusing clothing, fabric, or other materials with electronic bits and pieces. We have blogged in the past about e-textiles and are excited to see where this relatively new branch of electronic gadgetry takes us. Recently, SparkFun hired what we call a Techstyles Specialist - her name is Dia.
You may recognize Dia as our former receptionist, but she has a special talent for e-textiles and SparkFun is excited to have her working full-time in this area. Dia has been working hard on creating new e-textiles projects and to get you going, she created the above video tutorial - Getting Started with E-Textiles. This video will guide you through the very basics of crafting your own e-textile projects.
In addition, she has created a tutorial that might help you along if you have some spare LEDs in your toolbox and you want to try your hand at e-textiles. Check out her new tutorial about Sewing with Non-LilyPad LEDs. We hope these tutorials help you get started and keep your eye out for future e-textiles projects.