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Comfort Zones: The delicate relationship between knitted surfaces and filling materials experienced through human comfort/discomfort
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

This paper describes a practice- based research project in which physical and emotional comfort and discomfort is experienced by the human body. A variety of different Comfort Zones are presented. All of them deal with the relationship between filling material and cover, in which knitted structures and materials play a central role in order to create comfort. The elasticity of the knit is challenged when creating volume and emphasizes the idea that comfort is elastic in material/physical way, as well as well in emotions. The use of filling materials gives a new dimension, sensitivity and offers new opportunities. This form exploration discusses the potential of knit to serve as a cover and decorative element, but most importantly the possibility of a textile to create its own filling. By rolling up a knitted tube, volume is built up layer by layer; a torus appears and captures a void in the center of the form, required by the tube, the fundament. Hints of discomfort are given and emphasized by either surface/structure, volume or garments on the body.

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2019.
Keywords [en]
knit, elasticity, comfort, filling, cover, experience, emotion, form, volume, tube, rolling, body, textile design
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Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-22044OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-22044DiVA, id: diva2:1370991
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Textildesign
Available from: 2019-11-21 Created: 2019-11-18 Last updated: 2019-11-21Bibliographically approved

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