Image: Samira Boon, Self-folding fabric.
As many of you know, I am a texture fanatic. Creating dimensional surfaces in woven fabric really intrigue, delight and inspire me, often with ideas taken from nature. Philippa Brock has done a lot of research on self-folding fabrics, and now this video from the Textiel Lab at the Textiel Museum in Tilburg has taken it a step further with designer Samira Boon.
I hope you enjoy this. It’s a privilege to see behind the scenes on a project like this. It is wonderful that there are several people working on similar projects at the same time in different places. I don’t know whether Samira and Philippa know each other, but the zeitgeist is definitely there and not just between these two weavers. There are several more weavers that I know of working away on smaller scale projects either in collaboration or individually. I myself am currently weaving samples for a book I’m writing on stitched double cloth. Already related ideas from watching this video are popping into my head!
Thanks to Selvedge Magazine who wrote this blog, and weaver Alice van Duijnen from Holland, who shared it on WeaveTech, . What a wonderful weaving world we are a part of!