Hannah is a woven textile designer interested in the spatial qualities of textiles by seeking to extend the limits of the loom to make sculptural work that demonstrates strength and stability .
Honeycomb, Squid Beak and Glass Sea Sponge
Hannah worked with paper-based materials to explore how cellular structures can help designers create volume and strength using a weave related textile processes and techniques.
Hannah's ambition was to create a proof of concept load bearing textile prototype from paper-based materials that could present a new way of designing and creating furniture. She achieved this by working out how to transition from woven to non-woven form to create a gradient structure and introduce load bearing strength which she achieved by creating a twist (helical structure) in the textile.
Hannah successfully created a strong structure out of weak material.
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