New Materials: Synthetic Biology in Textiles
Presented by Myrrhia Resneck Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10 am Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum
Admission: Free for current members of the TAC; $5 for students and members of FAMSF; $10 General Admission
Myrrhia Resneck uses Stoll industrial knitting machines to create products for Bolt Threads, Inc., in Emeryville, CA. Bolt Threads uses genetically modified yeast to produce proteins that are turned into fibers and yarns. Myrrhia produced their debut product in March 2017, a “spider silk” tie. Working with Stella McCartney, Myrrhia produced a “spider silk” dress for the New York MOMA’s October 2017 exhibition, “Items: Is Fashion Modern?”
Myrrhia will present information about Bolt Threads, Inc.’s technologies and goals for the future. She will talk about her product development process and how her Stoll programming and knitting platform helps Bolt to meet those goals. Myrrhia Resneckis a Technical Designer and Knitwear Engineer for Bolt Threads, Inc., where she works in the Product Development Department. Myrrhia helps the team take product ideas through the in-house manufacturing process. She helps with both soft and hard goods, from textile development to in-house manufacturing on an industrial knitting platform. She programs, engineers, operates and maintains Bolt Threads knitting machinery.
In May of 2017, Bolt Threads acquired the gear, home goods, and apparel company, Best Made, Co., and Myrrhia has been manufacturing and knitting for their product line while Bolt continues to develop new materials, fibers, and products.
Her past work includes knitted garment and accessory product development and manufacturing for Imperial Yarns, Fibershed Producers, and many other apparel brands in the California Bay Area and Beyond. Her self-run label, Myrrhia Fine Knitwear, created 8 collections of futuristic, natural-fiber garments and accessories for men and women from 2012 through 2015. Myrrhia’s passion is programming and operating knitting equipment and collaborating with a team on smart design choices.