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.