I have been experimenting with clear plastic tubing as a "textile" material. Here are two prototypes I've been working on.


My goal is to take "complex" patterns, like the knitted sculpture in the first half of the video, and translate them into clothing. There is a very basic, unstylish skirt test in the video's second half that I made last year.

I had the idea years ago, but didn't feel compelled to do it until last year's Maker Faire in SF; I am really hoping to show there this year -- I have my plane ticket already, but no word on a booth.

I wanted to show it here first because I think you all could best imagine the possibilities of something like this. I'd love to hear what you think and what ideas you might have.

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Comment by Sam on April 30, 2009 at 6:10am
It's gorgeous I love it! Can't wait to see some more of your work!
Comment by Alison Cromie on March 17, 2009 at 6:21pm
Hi Dan. I absolutely LOVE this! And hey, we're from the same neck of the woods. Let me know if you have anything going on locally, I'd love to come see it!
Comment by Charlie Bucket on March 17, 2009 at 5:29pm
Syuzi and Annabelle,
Thanks so, so much for the comments, I really need words like those to keep on moving. I hope I can get a booth at the Maker Faire; I'd really like to see what patterns and shapes other crafters would make with this material.
Comment by Annabelle O on March 17, 2009 at 6:18am
I love how playful this is and usually with something playful I would use the word cute but this is absolutely beautiful and mesmerizing. It's as if the sculpture is living and breathing.
Thanks for posting it.
Comment by Syuzi on March 16, 2009 at 10:17pm
absolutely breathtaking!!!!! I'm simply at a loss for words. I'm going to come find you at the Maker faire this year. I can't wait to see it in person!




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