Archive for the ‘Surface design’ Category

cutting and folding felt/crocheting

Friday, March 20th, 2009

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cutting and folding paper

Friday, March 20th, 2009

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trying out the square technique

trying out the square technique

 

half way through

half way through

 

exacto suicide

exacto suicide

after folding along the curves of the square paths

after folding along the curves of the square paths

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final product

final product

 

making origami (cutie catchers)

making origami (cutie catchers)

 

cutie!

cutie!

the original idea was to connect the catchers side by side and create "miniature mountains"

the original idea was to connect the catchers side by side and create "miniature mountains"

 

final one

final one

ust kidding. this is the final piece. after switching it upside down

ust kidding. this is the final piece. after switching it upside down

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creating shapes

creating shapes

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Thursday, March 19th, 2009

PROJECT Y

Summary: Bend wire to ‘Y’ shape, coat Y w/ sculpey, bake sculpey, sand sculpey, use Silputty to coat the baked Y and make a mold, pour mixed latex substance into mold, wait…, remove the 1/2 completed latex Y, cut away at the legs to fit in 3 magnets, place Y back into mold, mummify it w/ tape, pour in latex substance to fill stump, wait…., take out Y and examine, cut away excess parts, then try to attach them to the other Y’s.

“Fashioning Felt” Exhibition

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Thought the class would get a kick out of this: Fashioning Felt at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, March 6–September 7, 2009.

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This exhibition will explore the varied new uses of felt—an ancient material, believed to be one of the earliest techniques for making textiles. Made by matting together wool fibers with humidity and friction, felting requires little technological expertise and is an extremely versatile material. The exhibition will begin with historic examples of felts, showcase innovations in handmade felts, and feature contemporary uses of industrial felt in a range of fields, including product design, fashion, architecture, and home furnishings. The exhibition is being organized by Susan Brown, assistant curator, Textiles.

Knitting + Felting, piece 2; Cutting + Folding, piece 4

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Knitting and Felting, piece 1

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Hand felting on a crochet frame. Gray mohair yarn and natural wool roving.

cutting and folding

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Josh Jakus - Eggflat

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

http://www.joshjakus.com/eggflat.php

Nani Marquina

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Bicicleta Rug by Nani Marquina

Rags design firm from Spain

Nani Marquina

Institute for Figuring

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

TO FIGURE: To form or shape, to trace, to reckon or calculate, to represent in a diagram or picture, to ornament or adorn with a design or pattern.

The Institute For Figuring is an educational organization dedicated to enhancing the public understanding of figures and figuring techniques. From the physics of snowflakes and the hyperbolic geometry of sea slugs, to the mathematics of paper folding and graphical models of the human mind, the Institute takes as its purview a complex ecology of figuring.

Our activities include lectures, publications and exhibitions.

www.theiff.org