H.O.W. - Hands On Woven
H.O.W. is a serial one-off production of cushions produced by the weavers at Blindes Arbejde in Denmark.
The project started as my
graduation project from Kolding School of Design in 2013. I created a
tactile toolbox for visually impaired weavers by Blindes Arbejde.
From the sense of touch each weaver can make a selection of technical
weaving choices. Following the choices are combined and woven by the
weaver on a shaft loom. Hereby the weavers become co-designers of the
unique textiles they produce. After the weaving process the textiles
are made into cushions.
Since June 2014 the weavers and I have worked in close collaboration to develop and improve the toolbox. We wanted to make the concept even more accessible. We have worked with new yarns, new combinations of bindings and high contrast.