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Art Textiles

Evolutionary Experiment - Variation

Textile process - crochet - knit - needlelace
Stitch - will vary according to process
Form - start with sphere – disk – tube – spiral – pyramid
Dimensions - number of stitches – rows - iterations
Surface modifications
picot – spike – loop – frill – ridge
hole – indentation – raised
found objects
wax – paint – varnish

Each variable will have either a discreet series or range of values eg. rows / stitches will have values with upper / lower limits, while process will have values of knit, crochet or needlelace.
The preliminary experiment will confirm or modify the variables and their values. Sampling might be part or a complete specimen, enough to see what works.
Stitch size and tools (hook / needlesize) will be determined by the sampler.