Developing my research I came across the work of other contemporary weavers. In this post I would like to talk about the work of Stephanie Rolph as her current research pat is similar to mine.
Stephanie studied at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art, she is specialized in woven textiles and her interest hovers around materials (theweaveshed.org).
In her weaving experimentation she is investigating the haptic/tactile aspect as I am trying to do. As she wrote in her website she wants her fabric to be representative of physic presence in a digital world (stephanierolph.com). As this era is essentially focused and oriented on a digital dimension she is determined to reestablish a “conversation between humans and surfaces” as she states in her research brief.
Personally I found her research project extremely interesting, especially because she is interested in the tridimensional aspects of fabrics and the tactile impression that they give to the user.
Of course my research project is slightly different as I am focusing on the tactile perception of rough materials, but it is still interesting to see how other textile designers are affected by the same problem.
Stephanie R. (11 September 2015) theweavershed.org [Online] Available from: http://www.theweaveshed.org/1471/stephanie-rolph-texprint-weave-2015/#more-1471. [Accessed 20 November 2015].
Stephanie R., stephanierolph.com [Online] Available from: stephanierolph.com. [Accessed 20 November 2015].