For my final project, I was inspired by water surfaces.
Several references that I took from water surfaces was the appearance of the uneven surfaces (due to the ripples), the colour (shades of blue or playing around with transparency) and colourshift. Based on these factors, I tried the following techniques: knitting, thread-based material exploration, felting and elastics.
The bigger knitted sample. I initially used this stitch called the caterpillar stitch. But then the neatness of the stitch did not really seem to reflect the unevenness of the water surface to me. In the end, I just went with random knits, purls and the caterpillar stitch.
The thread-based material exploration did not work out the way I wanted it to be. I wanted for the shape to be irregular but when I washed the threads out, the shape did not stay the way that I wanted them to be.
This sample just did not turn out the way that I wanted it to be but okay.
This turned out to be more like a cloud rather than… anything water-like.
As for the application, I thought that maybe this final could be used as a table mat or as a seat cover.