Fragment (HC561)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Fragment

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

Cotton thread, woven on a 16 harness computer driven loom. The fabric for 'Fragment' explores the moire effect created by vertical warp stripes being crossed by diagonal weft twill stripes. Since the two sets of stripes repeat at intervals different from each other, their crossing points step up or down to form a larger pattern. Combined with the ikat discharged and dyed warp and weft images, the effect is that the pattern seems to be hovering over the surface of the cloth. This work is part of an ongoing series that refers to 'chi', or vital life force.

Dimensions

length:  21.6cm
width:  13.1cm
height:  0.4cm

Object number

HC561

Category