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RETIREMENT HOME

In the first collaboration the focus in on traditional crafts including knitting and crochet which pattern inspired the hand-crafted elements and artisan techniques. The gaining relevance in this project is the individuality of domestic knitting, which explores the different textures in the details that are the key to give the designs a new quality. Through the communal domestic knitting, various outcomes are brought together through patchwork and handicraft. The second approach of this project is interpreting each narrative into a garment. The designs are updated with a unique character that informs the surface, the pattern and construction. Trough the oral history some exciting facts are interpreted in a new and youthful way. The reused yarns celebrate the diversity of their artisan look and texture as well as material variety.

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COLLABORATION PARTNER

KNITTING GROUP / RETIREMENT HOME

Communal knitting workshop with a group of six women. Diverse backgrounds exchange ther individual knitting techniques and their fashion experiences.

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LOOKS

DESIGN ELEMENTS

TEXTILE PROTOTYPING:

KNITTING ID

Knitted patchwork pieces

STYLE SELECTION:

HISTORICAL NARRATIVES

Indiviual garements inspired by personal narratives