Last week, while at DiGRA, I went to see the 'Undercover' exhibit on underwear at the London Fashion and Textile Museum. Not exactly the topic for our K-12 crowd. Nevertheless, there was one design, which imitated tattoos, that might lend itself for computational textile applications. Designers could use LEDs to reveal a tattoo like a hidden design. It's a bit of a stretch, I admit.
The visit to the book store didn't reveal much; in fact, the bounty was rather sparse. I was much more successful in the Tate Modern bookstore unearthing two more book on computational fabric design (a bit more tangential) and one on computation in fabrics and fashion. More on those as I read them.