Some fabric light tests for collective benefit

Hey friends! I was struggling with how to even figure out which fabrics to buy based on how I want to diffuse the light in my plush toy, so I grabbed a bunch of samples of sheer fabrics from the VFL and did this light study with a set of clear white LEDs. I don’t necessarily know what each type of fabric is but I plan to find out soon (if you know one, please let me know), so if one of them interests you just let me know which sample number it is. From there, I’m sure we can figure out the type of fabric 🙂

This is not my prototype or anything, but I felt like other people might be interested.

Sample 1

Sample 2

Sample 3

Sample 4

Sample 5

Sample 6

Sample 7: Felt (I know this one)

Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Author: Hannah Rudin

MFA Candidate in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Currently pursuing a thesis project on merging design and team-building practices to counter social and political polarization in America.

2 thoughts on “Some fabric light tests for collective benefit”

  1. Hannah, thank you for creating this wonderful resource! I will surely refer to these videos throughout the semester (and beyond!) for lighting manipulation. Brava!

  2. OOH thank you for this, Hannah! This is super helpful as I explore materials to make my own plush nightlight. Thanks for spreading your knowledge 🙂

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