Author ORCID Identifier

Jessica Lynne Priemus: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9729-1478

Abstract

This paper responds to the theme of processes, and poses the question: what methods and tools of design could be utilised in order to connect the user to textile making processes, in particular, the time involved in hand weaving? I share insights that I have gained from my own creative practice and postgraduate research, and draw on diverse literature including the work of Bauhaus designer and weaver Anni Albers. I reflect on how by attempting to aesthetically capture my own processes in cloth, the weaving act is revealed as a sometimes-flawed marker of time. The potential outcome of this research is the development of a framework for textile designers and weavers that privileges cloth as a conduit for temporal connections between maker and user. I posit that amplifying traces of time through the design of textiles may connect the eventual user/wearer to the ‘pulse’ of (a) weaving.

Keywords:

weaving; making; textiles; time

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Materialising weaving: embedding a narrative of construction time within experimental woven textiles

This paper responds to the theme of processes, and poses the question: what methods and tools of design could be utilised in order to connect the user to textile making processes, in particular, the time involved in hand weaving? I share insights that I have gained from my own creative practice and postgraduate research, and draw on diverse literature including the work of Bauhaus designer and weaver Anni Albers. I reflect on how by attempting to aesthetically capture my own processes in cloth, the weaving act is revealed as a sometimes-flawed marker of time. The potential outcome of this research is the development of a framework for textile designers and weavers that privileges cloth as a conduit for temporal connections between maker and user. I posit that amplifying traces of time through the design of textiles may connect the eventual user/wearer to the ‘pulse’ of (a) weaving.

 

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