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Paper textile

Paper textile

  • Place of origin:

    Yorkshire (made)

  • Date:

    2004 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Roet, Sophie (designer)
    Roet, Sophie (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven paper, polyester, steel and polyamide

  • Museum number:

    T.27-2005

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Sophie Roet is an innovative and internationally renowned contemporary designer/weaver who produces a range of technically advanced textiles for both interiors and dress designers. This Paper Textile can be used for both fashion and interior purposes; once woven the paper threads are manipulated in order to create the gentle movement of the stripes. Due to the metal content in the material, the fabric can be gently sculpted and shaped; when suspended in front of windows, the effect created is like a 'paper cobweb' in front of the glass. This visual effect becomes more defined at night time when the sky is dark.

Physical description

Woven textile made from 55% paper, 38% polyester, 6% steel and 1% polyamide. Woven on a rapia loom using a transparent polyester warp and a paper/metal weft, the fabric can be gently sculptured and shaped due to the metal content. A transparent fabric adhesive has been applied to the fabric edges.

Place of Origin

Yorkshire (made)

Date

2004 (made)

Artist/maker

Roet, Sophie (designer)
Roet, Sophie (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Woven paper, polyester, steel and polyamide

Dimensions

Length: 3 m, Width: 1.15 cm

Object history note

The paper textile was commissioned for the window panels in a chateau in France. It has been selected to feature in the publication Techno Textiles 2.

Production Note

Attribution note: Paper Textile can be used for both fashion and interior purposes. Once woven, the paper threads are manipulated in order to create the gentle movement of the stripes. When suspended in front of windows, the effect created is like a 'paper cobweb' in front of the glass. This visual effect becomes more defined at night time when the sky is dark.
Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Paper; Polyester; Steel; Polyamide

Techniques

Woven

Categories

Textiles

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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