fusionwear sv textiles
The fabrics I create for fusionwear sv will fall into five categories or zones:
At the bottom of this page is a rough description of each category zone. (note, you can scroll in embedded Scribd documents.) More info is also in the blog section.
Soon I will also be posting information on the scale of the fabrics. Some of these designs will be quite large (42 inches wide oattern repeats).
Below are the first round of revisions to designs of fabrics which Colleen Quen will use in her garments. The top row is for the woman's garment and the bottom row is for the man's garment.
Besides posting my designs in the fabric blog (see blog tab at top), I am posting them here as I create them. Below are designs in progress inspired by photo submission to the fusionwear sv Flickr pool and by my own research.
I will be presenting textile designs to Colleen Quen in a late June to review. She will be collaborating with me on color palettes as I create them from the fusionwear sv image submissions. She will also be suggesting the types of fabrics for each design. We will have these printed on cottons and silks.
This above piece draws upon architecture: Echlier bulidings, Spanish tile and San Jose City Hall. The design also simulates the colors and border patterns of a sari. Eichler photo was submitted to fusionwear sv by Kathleen Peters.
The above textile draws upon a freewear graphical emotion mapping software called synesketch. Two fusionwear sv text comments were sent through the software to create components of this image.
Textile design inspired by solar panel photos submitted to fusionwear sv by Kathleen Peters
Texile inspired by fusionwear textile submission of Anu Guda. Imagery also draws from video games and Santa Clara youth heath data.
Textile design using Simon Phipps' fusionwear sv photo submission in a textile repeat
Textile combining mustard flower motif with ethnic demographic census data (2000 census)
For this textile I used the freeware Gecensus
, an applet that works in conjunction with Google Earth. I took the demographic ethnic data for Whites, Blacks, Hispanic and Asians for Santa Clara County from the 2000 census.
Pattern created from fusionwear sv submission photo of a beach by Matthew Ebisu.
pattern created from bones dug up from an archeological dig in San Jose's Chinatown, Heinlenville. Artifact on loan courtesy of Sonoma State Anthropological Studies Center.
46' wide design using shards of a bowl dug up in Nihonmachi. Artifact on loan courtesy of Sonoma State Anthropological Studies Center.
revised Agriculture Technology pattern
Textile reflecting on agricutural past of Silicon Valley and current digital economy
Wind motif design inspired by ethnic motifs and Nick Townsends Bay winds particle applet. Textile motifs inspired from garment loaned by Historian Connie Young Yu, and by photos taken at flea market and from garmets at Hijab Corner.
Information graphics inspired design
Texitle design using image of Santa Cruz mountains. Source photo is a fusionwear sv submission by Camren Uruena Slee.
Demographic data sent through a wave geneator.
Demographic data sent through a wave generator.
Themes of Fabrics:
Below are descriptions of the categories anchoring textiles into a theme.