Stitch Synth is an e-textile, modular, analog synthesizer. Developed between January and March 2019 as my graduation project for Fabricademy, a new textile and technology academy.
Stitch Synth consists of 10 modules, made out of textiles, conductive textiles, and electronic components, that snap together to generate simple electronic sounds. With soft, expressive interfaces that allow the user to control the sound through touch, Stitch Synth explores how we interact with electronics, and how the musical instruments of the future might look.
All circuitry in Stitch Synth is exposed and incorporated into the design, making the electronics visible rather than hiding it in a black box. Motivated in part by the optimistic and geometric design of the ‘Space Age’, and by a desire to make electronics more accessible.
More detailed documentation is available here. Made at TextileLab Amsterdam using laser cutting, machine embroidery, digital design, soldering and hand sewing / weaving.