Research project at University of Art and Design, Burg Giebichenstein, Germany.

The project explores new aesthetics of woven textiles using the technology of Leno weaving. What makes this weaving technique so interesting is that it produces netlike structures still beholding strong material properties due to its unique construction of warp and weft. Though, such fabrics are usually used as a substrate for material compounds, the technique offers much more to do with. I was intrigued to explore a new fabric language by experimenting with patterns and fine transparent lurex yarns, which I re-engineered to make them withstand the weaving forces. I studied the structures and properties of Dragonfly wings because of their almost invisible surfaces, yet beholding an intricate and magnificent beauty. I wanted to create alike immaterial aesthetics.