Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Cardiovascular grafts. Woven?

Biomedical Structures, USA, develop and produce biomedical textiles. Why is this relevant to me? BMS utilise the specific properties of woven structures to create materials for medical applications. Living and breathing weave.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Material Lab

Material Lab's response to this year's RCA Work in Progress show. Click the image to find out more.

Material Lab, London.

Japanese Weave

In October 2013 I spent a few weeks in Japan visiting artisan mother of pearl weavers, kimono archives and specialist wisteria weavers by the coast and silk mills in the shadow of the Hakusan mountain. I will always remember the welcoming, jolly atmosphere created by all the new friends I made in Japan. Very many thanks to Yutaka san for coordinating this fantastic experience.

Traditional Japanese house of Kyoji Tamiya of Tamiya Raden.

Tamiya san of Tamiya Raden showing us his mother of pearl fabrics. 

Learning how to reel silk in Nishiyama Sangyo Kaihatsu's silk mill, Hakusan.

Indigo dyeing in the silk mill beneath the great mountain, Hakusan


The mountain range of Hakusan
Fresh, local wasabi