Cast Knitting

by ManuelDSP

Assignment 1

Assignment 2

This project uses knitting as a soft structure, that is given form then hardened. The knitting is done usung a circular knitting machine, tightened at both ends to make a small knit pouch. A small balloon is then inserted and inflated inside this pouch. This makes the knit fabric taught and it adopts the shape of the balloon. The knit fabric is then dipped in plaster and allowed to harden. Once the plaster is dry the balloon is popped and removed leaving a hard lattice structure.