Sunday, May 16, 2010
In order to investigate whether something could go from being simply a mass of material to something that was easily perceived as a garment I created this object. I used both woven and knit fabrics, the woven fabric in the form of strips, which offered greater or more interesting control over coverings and surface area and the knit, which was flexible enough to extend and shape around the body, but doesn't necessarily need to be anchored to a key area of the body i.e. shoulders, waist. In this experiment I also created little circular areas within the object that were lined with strips of woven fabric, and toggles/straps that are able to be attached to a variety of different places i.e. toes, ears, fingers etc.