Cordweave (HC549)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Cordweave

Date

1994

Content

Samples with specific information about each fabric's development in folder from '2010 Textiles and New Technology' exhibition (Crafts Council 1994) which showcased cutting edge textiles design and illustrated how technology was influencing materials and products.

Materials and techniques

Stainless steel 304 flattened wire, close woven spiral wire/rods. This material and other spiral weave flexible materials were developed for use as conveyer belts. The material is composed of alternating right and left hand spirals connected by crimped crossrods, these crossrods preventing the spirals from moving laterally and therefore maintaining the shape of the material under tension.

Dimensions

length:  20.5cm
width:  15.6cm
height:  1.1cm

Object number

HC549

Category