WEEK 07 | 07.11.17

Anastasia Pitofidou gave this lecture about using textiles as a scaffold. All the documentation she showed us about some experiments that artists, designers or architects made was incredibly awesome.

Here you can find well-documented notes about Textile Scaffold, Fabric Formwork, Wood+Textile, Composite & Crystallization.

The challenge for this week was to explore different techniques to make a prototype of a technical textile application.


As a group

Alexandra, Carlos and I decided to do some tests in the lab together for optimizing materials. We explored with resin and a type of concrete for molding to see how it works.


I made a design using Wood+Textile to create a garment and I explored with crystallization with sugar.

Personally, I have never made something similar so this was my first time preparing the experience for molding and using the techniques and materials I described lines above.

Materials: Resin (POX BOX), clear film, vaseline, plastic balls (for decoration)

Fabrics: Cotton

Frame: Phenolic plywood (leftover material we found in the shopbot room)

Recipe: 250 ml Part A Pox Box + 250 ml Part B Pox Box

Dry time: 8 hours

The process

1. Prepare the frame and the textile to be used as a scaffold.

2. Choose a clean container to prepare the mixture.

3. Have all the materials you will use on hand.

4. Pour part A of the resin into the container and stir for 3 minutes, then add part B and stir for 5 more minutes or until completely mixed.

5. Cover with clean film the container of the mixture.

6. Spread some vaseline over the clear film for an easy remotion of the resin piece.

7. Stir the mixture into the container and let it dry.

8. After the piece dried completely, clean the vaseline it has to remove the yellow color on the bottom of the piece.

9. Take some good pictures of your masterpiece :)




We like how our piece looks. This technique captured all the details of the folds of the fabric.



Materials: White sugar

Fabrics: Nylon, 3d printed net,

Recipe: 250 ml Part A Pox Box + 250 ml Part B Pox Box

Time: 24 hours

Time: 48 hours


The process

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Materials | Veneer, fabrics

Fabrics | Leather

Machine | LASER CUTTER Speedy 400 Trotec

Parameter for cutting | Power 60 - Speed 6 - Frequency 2000 - Lens 2

Parameter for marking | Power 20 - Speed 60 - Frequency 1000 - Lens 2


The process

1. Cut the piece of leather to use.

2. Cut and mark the garment with the laser cutter machine

3. Assembly the garment

4. Watch this videos of the process.



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