Woven Fiber Optics
These Woven Fiber Optic pieces were a collaboration with industrial designer Harry Allan. I wove two structures: a double cloth (now in the Cooper Hewitts permanent collection), and a piece we called Sail Cloth. Harry worked on the mounting ideas and found the illuminators that would light up the fiber optics. A few years later, I created large cross woven pieces that were displayed at a show in the Cooper Hewitt.
Process: Creating double cloth and 4-layer structures with fiber optics requires weave drafting and yarn configuring to allow for hanging devices and the attachment of illuminators. Pre-planning the installation is always a part of the process before weaving.