Pop•up 2.0: Weaving Research in Paris
Vera de Pont has been researching 2.5D structures and ‘pop-up’ shapes on the TC2 loom in Paris at Lafayette Anticipations in the summer of 2019.
Her research that started five years ago with her graduation project Pop•up. This project showcased textiles that transform into a 2.5D surface or a 3D garment from a 2D woven surface. The research included weaving tunnels and including technical yarn such as shrinking yarn and melting yarn. This makes it possible to have the finishing of the piece already woven into the fabric.
The Weavers Werkstatt project is an initiative by Jongeriuslab and was exhibited in the Entrelacs exhibition (Lafayette Anticipations) from June to September 2019. Weavers Werkstatt promotes knowledge transfer between starting and experienced textile designers and the development of expertise to offer innovation and solutions to the textile sector. Vera de Pont was one of the designers selected to participate in the textile research on the TC2 loom.