Oct 31 post revolution course

This course could be said to be one of revolutions. One of the most revolutionary transformations in materials is fabric. “Fabric can be decomposed into its original strands of colored threads and can inform the process of casting or embossing a derivative material,” says Renee Burdick. Fabric made from recycled and recyclable materials can be easily transported and lightweight- an important aspect for the building arts. An old piece of furniture can take on a whole new transformation with a new fabric texture, style, and color. Transforming a room can often require custom fabric which has been transformed over the years from recycled material. Even designer fabric some people may choose to decorate with has been transformed by designers such as Coco Chanel. Through all of these transformations in fabric, no matter what new technology evolves, hand-designed fabrics will always be exciting and most popular. Another importance fabric poses for building arts is how it is used to make clothing. Fabric plays a major role not only in how we live but also how we feel. The look, touch and even scent of a familiar piece of clothing can bring to mind a cherished vacation or simply a sense of comfort. We also use fabric to express ourselves. One thing that will never be transformed is the function of fabric. Fabric serves a practical function. It protects us from cold and heat, the rain and the sun. We use blankets to cover ourselves and woven rugs to cushion our steps as we walk.


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