Shrink ‘n Shape - Sculpturing textiles

Shrink 'n Shape

Shrink ‘n Shape Sculpturing textiles

Shrink ‘n Shape presents an alternative way of shaping textiles. By making use of techniques such as woven shibori and felting in combination with after treatments three dimensional surfaces and forms could be achieved in a flat textile. In the pieces presented, wool was integrated as floats in the weave which made it shrink in the wash and various parts where covered with a coating which inhibited the wool from shrinking. In this manner the placement of the coating determined the shape of the woven textile.


Dimension: 40 cm x 40 cm x 30 cm, 90 cm x 180 cm

Materials: Cotton, Wool, Acrylic coating

Shrink ‘n Shape - Sculpturing textiles

Shrink ‘n Shape - Sculpturing textiles

Shrink ‘n Shape presents an alternative way of shaping textiles. By making use of techniques such as woven shibori and felting in combination with after treatments three dimensional surfaces and forms could be achieved in a flat textile. In the pieces presented, wool was integrated as floats in the weave which made it shrink in the wash and various parts where covered with a coating which inhibited the wool from shrinking. In this manner the placement of the coating determined the shape of the woven textile.


Dimension: 40 cm x 40 cm x 30 cm, 90 cm x 180 cm

Materials: Cotton, Wool, Acrylic coating