• Generative Nishijin weaving with and for the body

Roth, Bine and Ueda, Kaori, 2024, Conference or Workshop, Generative Nishijin weaving with and for the body at TEXTILE INTERSECTIONS CONFERENCE 3rd edition, London, United Kingdom, 20-23 Sep 2023.

Abstract or Description:

Nishijin textiles possess a distinctive quality that is indigenous to Japan, exemplified by a diverse range of materials, weaving techniques, loom variations, and design methods. Recently the Japanese kimono industry has been facing a decline, primarily attributed to the growing influence of Western lifestyles in Japan (Cassim et al, 2017). Simultaneously, there is a global shift in textile design towards more intelligent and sustainable directions, driven by societal needs and technological advancements, including the utilisation of eco-friendly fibres and electronically enhanced textiles.

The present abstract serves as an introduction to a collaborative research project in Japan & UK, focusing on material technologies and pattern creation. The study investigates both traditional kimono fabric production and the exploration of new materials, such as high-twist yarns, utilising contemporary techniques facilitated by Processing and Clo3D software. By employing forward-thinking production methods and exploring the intersection of digital and physical material-making processes, the research aims to develop body-fit materials and patterns. Specifically, the research poses the question of how to approach the design of complex and three-dimensional woven textiles by employing a diverse range of digital and physical tools, enabling the creation of intricate woven structures.

Through the initial phase of this research, the study successfully achieved the creation of multidimensional and shape-changing cloth structures using zero-waste patterns as a construction method. The research primarily focuses on the transformative capabilities of materials and their role in supporting the design process for the (re)creation of sensory materials. By interpreting the traditional technique of weaving with multiple technologies, it is possible to create advanced materials.

ContributionNameRCA ID
DesignerHorikawa, JunichiroNone
Official URL: https://dl.designresearchsociety.org/textileinters...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W230 Clothing/Fashion Design
Creative Arts and Design > W700 Crafts > W710 Fabric and Leather Crafts > W714 Weaving
School or Centre: School of Design
Funders: Morisan
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.21606/TI-2023/107
Uncontrolled Keywords: generative design; computational textiles; embodied interaction; material/body perception, Nishijin weaves
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2024 12:43
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2024 12:45
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5856
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