Part One: 4 Study Objects
part 1 outcome
1. LIFT – WOOL & CARDBOARD
I knew that I really liked the hanging macrame from my research and wanted to explore more on that. But what I learnt was that soft wool was not a good material for macrame as it cannot hold its shape very well and in turn looked messy.
2. WRAP – TWINE & PLASTIC EASTER EGG
I was scouring my home for something to use for these projects and thank god for my younger sister who is a hoarder of the most random objects – of which I found this yellow plastic Easter egg. I practiced another style of macrame on this.
3. PUNCTURE – TWINE, SOME WOODIER TWINE & CARDBOARD
I just thought it was of a cool design, so I tried this.
4. WRAP/PUNCTURE – BAMBOO, WOODY TWINE & PLASTIC EASTER EGG
A smaller, purplier easter egg featured in this one! I wanted to try a more organic flow or movement to my weaving so I just decided to bend a few bamboos strips to form a whisk-like shape, shoved some of them through the Easter egg, and started to weave around the shapes from there. Was not easy but I had the most fun trying to weave around this weird shape!
Part Two: Vessel
I am evidently very much into macrame weave, so I decided to go with it for my final product. I liked the idea of using macrame as a way to hold shelves or potted plants as seen above, but part of the assignment was turning the product into a vessel that could be worn/held.
I then had it narrowed down to 2 ideas – a simple macrame sling bag, or a 2-in-1 food & drink carrier, the latter of which was inspired by the problem I sometimes face when having to carry more food and drinks from Can 2 than I can handle when buying for others, and not wanting to waste plastic bags since it is such a short distance away.