The starting point for this project was to explore the techniques of weaving in relation to material, structure and light. I collected my inspiration from the interaction between water and light and the remarkable things that can occur when light hits a drop of water. It can refract through the water and form rainbows in the sky. Or it can have a mirroring effect, reflecting it back and create small spots of light.
The outcome is a series of experimental textiles of witch Droplet and Flow are two of them.
Droplet is a jacquard woven fabric that lights up through optical fibres.
I wanted to create a fabric with many dimensions and where the light is partly hidden in the fabric. By letting the fiber optics float on the surface in combination with shrinking yarn I created a three-dimensional effect.
The inspiration comes from raindrops forming a pattern on a smooth surface.
Flow is a translucent fabric woven on a shaft loom. Optical fibres runs though the fabric and is cut of in different lengths creating light points.
The inspiration comes from water that flows down a window.