Woven pleats are combined with colours and patterns to create a lenticular effect. The textile shifts its pattern and colours when it is viewed from either side. The aim is to motivate the viewer to move around the textile, observe the changes which happen in the patten and become aware of the relation between them and the textile. 
Bindings, patterns and colours have been investigated in both hand weaving and jacquard weaving. Three suggestions for a woven, pleated, shifting textile have been developed. The three tracks are a colour shift and gradient within a surface structure, a pattern shift along either side of a pleat and a jacquard pattern hidden between pleats. 
A change in appearance when viewed from different perspectives is a core textile quality. It is about the immediate relation between the viewer and the textile in the same room, a quality which can’t be fully translated to a screen. It is about a physical object, its structure, colours and reflectiveness, and how the viewer has an immediate influence on how the piece looks.

Finalist for the Premier Vision NextGen Awards

photo: Daniela Ferro
mercerised cotton, polyester monofilament
handwoven plissé
colour shift and gradient
mercerised cotton, polyester monofilament
handwoven plissé, dräll
pattern shift
Development of Shifty Weaves
cotton, pemotex
jacquard plissé
hidden pattern shift
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