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Week 11 | Implications and Applications

Organizing my Final Project Prposal

My Background

Fiber Artist


Industrial Designer

Fabricademy Influenced Inspiration

Circular Open Source Fashion

Bio Fabrication

Textile Scaffolding

Open Source Hardware

Project Overview

How might we relook the mold making process to replace plaster with biomaterials and explore vessel forms with modern textile technologies?

Historical Inspiration


Mold Making Process


Areas of Focus


Mold Property Goals:
- Can pick up on textural details
- Can use natural colorants
- Biodegradable
- Porous
- Absorbs water
Form Property Goals:
- Creamy consistency when wet
- Dries overnight
- Can use natural colorants
- Biodegradable
- Moldable

Textile Vessel Form

Construction Methods:
- Knitting
- Weaving
- Felting
- Quilting
Textile Manufacturing Technologies:
- Domestic Knitting Machine
- Kniterate Knitting Machine
- Table Loom
- Floor Loom
- TC2
- Felt Loom
- Laser Cutter
- Sewing Machine
- Embroidery Machine


Derived from:
- Weave structures
- Woven/knit/embroidered patterns/textures
- Sewn seams
- Screen/Block Printing
- Mixing different biomaterials/composites
Computatal Programs:
- Illustrator/Photoshop
- iWeaveit
- Kinterate Knitting Program
- Embroidery Software
- TC2 Program
- Clo3D
- Rhino + Grasshopper
- Solidworks

Goals/Outcomes of Final Project

Libraries of:
- Biomaterial/composite samples
- Textures in both biomaterial/composite samples
- Textile Vessel forms and their construction methods

Work Flow Breakdown

Stage 1:
- Research and test biomaterials/composites for mold and “slip”
- Learn machine programs
- Create textile pattern swatches
Stage 2:
- Texture swatch tests with biomaterial/composites in “tile” forms
- Computationally model vessel forms
Stage 3:
- Scale up to make larger forms
- Test different mold types

Last update: 2022-12-06