Creating textiles provides a unique opportunity to build up material properties from the very beginning. Starting with a single thread, technology and structure determine a very wide array of possible materials. When we also take into account properties of different yarns, such as metal, seaweed and elastic yarns the possibilities are endless. Textiles range from thin to thick and opaque to transparent, monochrome to coloured, fine to rough.
In recent years Samira Boon has been driven to create unique products by combining advanced weaving techniques with a wide range of materials. For Samira Boon the challenge of creating textures lies primarily in creating innovative structures and characters with strong visual properties as an additional result.
The figurative quality of textiles can be used to give a message like this…
or like this, with a real text…
or like this, with a message hidden in braille.
Diversity of yarns and binding.
Reflecting yarns woven into the fabric, they light up in the dark.
The use of elastic yarns and a diversity of densities creates forms.
Metal threads create a bendable fabric.