‘Coded Cloth’: How a generative digital design process for jacquard weave design can reanimate historical pattern archives.
This is a collaborative research project with external partners: The Silk Museum and Paradise Mill , Macclesfield. It utilises archival materials to explore, through generative design and programming, the creation of woven pattern designs, for digital-led jacquard weaving.
A working relationship was established in 2013 with the Mill, to interact with their extensive silk jacquard archives. These designs were traditionally produced using punch cards, which are a manifestation of binary data used to drive the technology (looms).
This project positions the researcher as a practitioner within the emergent body of leaders exploring the hybrid connections or realms between digital/virtual and hand/real expressions. The body of research has been further supported by the North West Doctorial Training Partnership in the UK, and it forms the basis of a practice-based PhD within MIRIAD at MMU.
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The code blocks used during the research can also be downloaded using the following QR Codes: