Funnily enough the component of the pod that initially intrigued me was top silver part, the section that is pierced when the coffee is extruded. I would have expected that the bright colours of the pods would be more interesting to me as I am drawing my inspiration from India- the capital of colour.
The organic patterns with minor holes and slits throughout this circular piece resonates with my interest and focus on holes and patterns. I also like the idea that this component due to its fragile nature is unlikely to up-cycle well.
Simple but effective ways of creating geometric/floral designs… that transform into…
Hand sewn and machine samples.. The hand sewn has a nice soft look and the holes stay intact. It does tends to be a bit flimsy though. The machine sewn one is a bit more rigid and geometric. It is much stronger but the holes get squished as you sew. Ultimately I prefer the robust nature of the machine sewn sample.
This piece was inspired by a collection of leaves on the ground I saw walking to uni one day. Once I have sewn all the elements to one another several times backwards and forward, I will dissolve the backing fabric in water to reveal a lace inspired textile effect.