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Weave

Definition of Weave

verb (used with object)

 

1.to interlace (threads, yarns, strips, fibrousmaterial, etc.) so as to form a fabric or material.
 
2. to form by interlacing threads, yarns, strands, orstrips of some material
 
3. to form by combining various elements or detailsinto a connected whole
 

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Artists who use weaving

Kwangho Lee's project called, 'Weave your lightening' that is inspired by memories of his mother's knitting.

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http://www.dezeen.com/2008/01/11/weave-your-own-lighting-by-kwangho-lee/

 
 

Weave in denim

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Photo: Weaving on Carvela shoe

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Book:Weaving pattern

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Material: Rubber

 It is the elastic solid produced from a liquid called latex. This can be found in the rubber tree. Rubber can be classified as natural or synthetic.

Natural rubber:

Synthetic rubber: Any type of artificial elastomer (a material that can undergo large elastic deformation under stress and still return to its?s previous length/size without deformation).

Rubber can be shaped into more than ten thousands of different products.

Different types of rubber

-Elastic bands

-Car tire

-Rubber

-Wet suits

-Rubber stamps

-Raincoats

-Electrical insulation

Properties of rubber

-Elastic

-Waterproof

-Electrical insulator.

-Become sticky when hot and brittle when cold

-Resilient

 What do I like and dislike about the rubber?

I like how it can be sculpted easily and goes back to its original shape after the deformation. Also, as it's waterproof I like how it can protect you from the rains 

Disadvantages and advantages of rubber

A of natural rubber;Have a milk contains an anti-bacterial substance that is a natural dust-mite repellent.n

Excellent natural heat and moisture regulatio

Artists who use rubber:

Allen Jones

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Wes Nama creates distorted portraits by using rubber band

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Different rubber materials found in the library 

As well as reading the books in the library I went to see different types of rubber materials to get a real sense of the texture and paterns. This allowed me to learn characteristics and properties of each material. Compared thin materials thick ones were hard to stretch which means they have high elasticity and ultimate tensile strength.

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Rubber used for clothes 

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Ge Bai (Royal College of Art) Xiao Li's rubber dipped knits

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Black Rubber Beach House by Simon Conder Associates 

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"This project demonstrates that the careful choice of low-cost materials combined with the innovative use of new products can create domestic architecture of real quality at very low cost,"

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Jenny Saville

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Ernest Neto

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Ernest Neto:Ernesto Neto: While looking at rubber Ernesto Neto came up in my mind as the way the white tack stretches is similar to his installation

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Mary Katrantzou

Katrantzou says "I'm inspired by women who have that travelled, refined eye," 

Mary Katrantzou (born in Athens in 1983) is a designer who launched a luxury brand in 2008 and is widely known for pioneering the digital print revolution.

She moved to America to study for a BA in Architecture at the Rhode Island school of design, before transferring to Central Saint Martins to complete her BA degree in textile design. This is why her designs are often influenced by architecture.

After she graduated from Central Saint Martins she has pioneered her own digital-print technique which helped her to earn a reputation as a print magician.

Katrantzou put herself on fashion map after spring/summer 2011 collection when her bold, structural shapes lampshade skirts were introduced. She uses radiant and vibrant colours which make her garments look unsettling, but as a whole she cleverly hermonise the garments. She created body-sized perfume-bottle prints  "A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future". Ruth Chapman says, "Two main things," she decides. "She cuts her dresses beautifully, so they fit and flatter the wearer, and secondly, her prints are extremely clever. They stand up as works of art in their own right, which makes her dresses highly collectable. Her designs always make me feel uplifted."

Interesting facts about Katrantzou: Why Katrantzou dresses herself in black?

'I work with colour everyday to an amplified level. My desk is a sea of colour and fabric swatches! I find black very cleansing and think of it as a uniform more than anything'

 Mary katrantzou collaborations:

Mary Katrantzou for Adidas Originals Season 2 and TOPSHOP: 

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Materials I found in the library:

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There's something about Mary https://showstudio.com/project/5_years_of_mary_katrantzou/fashion_film

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