Sunday, September 16, 2012

Yarns and Colours

A quick post of some inspiration I had from looking thru the view magazine I bought a couple of months ago.
The first pic is of some yarns I flicked over several times before. Today though I read the introduction.

"Transend: yarn inspiration
"Here, we see super shine meeting super matt and heavy gravity loaded yarns with the finest super-lightweights. The atmosphere is one of contrast and illusion. Elaborate and plain mix together. Iridescent drifts in and out of light absorbent surfaces. Experiment with surfaces that merge and morph into others. Transparency play is important moving from fragile open structures to opaque in one garment. Spun and filament yarns all feature across many fibres: precision silk twists, wool, viscose and polyamide blends, metallics, stainless steel and glass reflective surfaces, fluorescent and glow in the dark, paper tape yarns. Slub and jewel effects punctuate knit surfaces. This is an area of innovation and epic contrasts."
I love it. I feel like I could design a whole range just on those words.
The next few images are tasty surfaces and colour swatches I could see in a range. Also from View.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wish List part 1

I'm starting to really think about what I really want to accomplish in the next year. So I've come up with a small, unfinished wishlist -
Fashioning Technology from Make Magazine

Material Worlds - Published by Frame magazine
I want to include a lot more interesting threads but I need more research to find them.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Cool Industrial Weaving

So I have the flu - again. So what's a girl to do but sleep and spend a lot of time on the internet.

This is the loom that the CSIRO uses -


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