Is weaving important?
Textiles are traditionally a Fine Arts area of study and can be seen everyday in our clothing, bags, blankets, towels and art. A textile or cloth is a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres (yarn or thread). Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, or other material to produce long strands. Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting, or felting.
How you weave a material is also important when using industrial materials such as sanding pads, fiberglass, carbon fiber, kevlar and metal. The strength of a cloth of fiberglass, for instance, depends on how and in what direction the strands are woven together. The question I have is why can’t we apply the same kind of artistic studio exploration we see in the fine arts when we study industrial materials? What will happen if we combine art with the science in this case?