This week I worked with Laura and Pia. We decided to try different techniques of textile applications.

We created a handmade model out of foam. We used a 8 cm x 10 cm square with two little waves on it. We were lucky because we had no irregularities on our model, which can be causes doing it manually by hand. After spraying our model with non-sitck-spray, we wrapped it in aluminum foil. We hoped that doing this will simplify removing the fabric from the model. We put four different types of fabric and cut them into small to pieces to make the layering onto the model easier. To stuck the fabric on our model, we used wood glue and repeated this with small breaks between the layers to let the wood glue dry a little bit. After putting four layers on our model we let it dry. To completely dry the model 1,5 days were required. As result we received a very firm and stable copy of our foam model, but this time out of fabric.

We designed a wave model in Fusion360 and printed it with the 3D printer and for the other one we used the CNC milling machine. Applying the fabric onto the 3D printed model was suprisingly simple because of the plastic model.

We layered the model of the CNC milling machine, which also consists out of foam, also with four layers of fabric, but this time we used bigger pieces because this time we wanted to use the vacuum machine. We followed the same layering-procedure like for the handmade model: spraying with non-stick-spray and glueing the different layers with wood glue. After finishing the layering, we put this model into the vacuum night and let it there over night. Unfortunately, our CNC milling machine model was damaged in the vacuum machine because it was too small.