Awesome Textiles

DefeXtiles

DefeXtiles

Researchers from the MIT Media Lab developed a method for 3D printing that creates soft and stretchable textiles. The process takes advantage of a defect that can occur in 3D printing – underextruded thermoplastics. By precisely controlling this behavior, they were able to make thin, flexible fabrics with custom patterns.

Fabric Portraits by Benjamin Shine

Fabric Portraits by Benjamin Shine

Textile artist Benjamin Shine creates amazing abstract portraits by folding and ironing pieces of tulle. The layering creates the illusion of light and shadow, bringing his imagery to life both in wall art and sculptural works. More recently, he built a large-scale piece by folding recycled HDPE netting.

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Jennifer Collier’s Paper Devices

Jennifer Collier’s Paper Devices

Artist Jennifer Collier carefully bonds, waxes, traps and stitches cardboard, thread, and road maps into contemporary textiles; that “fabric” is then fashioned into pristinely detailed everyday objects.

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