BLOOM is a collection of handwoven three dimensional samples, made on a traditional dobby loom.
The more shafts a loom has, the more difficult patterns can be created. In this collection, the amount of shafts is used to create multi-layered weavings instead of making decorative patterns.
By crossing the layers at certain points, a seamless three dimensional shape can be obtained after cutting the cloth off the loom. This way there is no flat surface with a front and a backside anymore, instead the weaving unfolds into an object.
The samples are made out of cotton and paper yarn. Color is added to show the traces of the making process.

Year: 2013 - 2016

Materials: cotton, paper yarn

Production: handwoven


Photo credits: Tom Callemin