smart textiles - total geek out

So I have this residency in the heart of St. Louis' tech start up corridor.  I am investigating 3d printer use for within my art, but then my brain does what it always does and starts dreaming and scheming.  Have you heard of LED Fairy Lites Thread? Look at these products from


The great part is that the residency comes with a fully loaded Maker Space. I am the proverbial Kid in a Candy Shop.  To read a good review of the many smart textile tech applications, read this article from My initial inspiration came from this post on Instructables.  It is super simple.  I need to try making one and see what else I can do. Instead of a cowl, I am thinking of a hat as that would make me more visible while walking at night with my dogs.