What is Carding? Carding is an initial stage of cotton spinning. It is defined as the reduction of entangled mass of fibres to filmy web by working them between two closely spaced relatively moving surfaces (flats and cylinder) closed with wires. For this, the imperfect fibres and other impurities have to be removed.
Catalytic Clothing seeks to explore how clothing and textiles can be used as a catalytic surface to purify air, employing existing technology in a new way. It is the brainchild of artist / designer Helen Storey and chemist Tony Ryan – people from very different worlds whose minds have come together over recent years in highly successful art/science collaborations.
A lovely study of switches made from conductive inks and paper by Atsuhito Sekiguchi, James Gibson, Akira Segawa, Keiko Kobayashi Julien Jassauo Ami Kanoh, Akemi Nanya, Takashi Kondo, Takashi Honda and Ryusei Sakamoto. http://www.fashioningtech.com/profiles/blogs/switches-from-conductive-ink