Exploring expressions in woven textiles for interior space
Floating in focus aims to create Jacquard-woven textiles for spatial context revolving around aesthetic properties of floats. It attempts to challenge the common perception of interior textiles, seeing them as a constructive part of human habitat – between architecture and archetypical textile objects.
Floats. In weaving, they serve as a base for fundamental bindings suchas twill or satin; they can also be considered as an error. Although more experimental floating threads have been a subject of exploration for many creators, their use in interior-oriented textiles is still rare.
Basing on the possibilities offered by the Jacquard weaving technology, this project aims to investigate the aesthetic properties of floats. It was done through a systematic development of near-field and far-field structures as well as colour and yarn research. The investigation resulted in a collection of five textile objects, displaying different visual expressions achieved using floats.
Furthermore, by placing the woven pieces in a spatial context, Floating in focus aims to challenge the prevailing perception of interior textiles. Shape exploration of the collection is an attempt to find new ways of integrating woven textiles in space, somewhere between architecture and archetypical interior textiles such as blankets, pillows, or upholstery.