#InspiredBy: Karina Thompson

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#InspiredBy: 'All The Things You Are Not Yet’ e-textiles quilt

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This interactive quilt by Karina Thompson was on display at the Made in the Middle exhibition at the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Sound is embedded into the quilt using e-textiles and when certain areas of the quilt are pressed you can hear the faint sound of two boys singing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’. 

The quilt has a bigger story as the design that's printed, embroidered and quilted onto the work is an image of two bundles of cells about to be implanted into a womb and the boys singing the nursery rhyme are the boys who grew from the cells. 

Karina Thompson e-textiles quilt


  • Investigate the work of Karina Thompson further
  • What users or design contexts can you think of where it would be useful to be able to embed sound into a quilt or other textile item?
  • How might these ideas inspire your own work? Don’t forget to credit where your original idea came from in your work
  • Click here for instructions & ideas on creating your own e-textiles projects

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