Textiles Today : A Global Survey of Trends and Traditions by Chloe Colchester
The micro possibilities of the textile industry are endless. Technology through this new “building block of life” is evolving into to future of the medical, electronic, architectural and audio realms with style. The world’s first intelligent suture will tie itself in a knot in 20 seconds when exposed to the right temperature. Textile grafts made of machine embroidered soluble cloth are quite beautiful but act as a strictly functional material. Textiles Today explores not only the practical uses within this field but also the highlights some contemporary artists working with innovative techniques through sculpture, surface design, fashion and furniture making.