Designing textile with no stitches, based on its structure chracters.
Year: 2020 - Graduation Project
Textile can be thought of as a two-dimensionality material, but it is made entirely of a three-dimensional structure of warp and weft or intertwining stitches. My desire in this project was to develop a technique for working with textiles, with stitchless connections, which allows changes to be made to the fabric easily and without damaging it. I created 3D printed structural elements, to shape a textile sheet, allowing me freedom in assembling different patterns on it. The elements are placed on large-scale textile frames, as partitions in space.
The hard structure stretches the fabric so that it creates a bright round area.
The square element is based on two steps of assembly: fixing the fabric to the frame and internal stretching towards the corner.
The third element is a dynamic and temporary blind, allowing see through the other side of the partition.
The working process required a material and structural study that combined the properties of the specific lycra fabric and printed elements, with which I manipulated the fabric to create different densities and spacings in its knitted structure.