Unravelling project scenario:
Knit a wearable overall made as one-piece-knit,
easy to unravel. Use the fluorescent yarn for knitting
the overall.

One-day-One-night action:
Wear the overall during the sunny day in order to
allow the fabric to absorb the sun light. During the
night attach the loose end of the knit to a fixed object
on the street then walk away and let the overall
unravel, leaving the glowing trace behind you.
Walk around the city for as long as you need and let
the knitted overall unravel and disappear completely.

Process of unravelling of a knitted fabric and then reusing its threads again
has always been part of this technique due to the quality of the cotton and its
ability to be re-knitted.
The proposed knitted wearable object will appropriate this technique in order
to be able to unravel and transform itself into a physical record or trail mark.
Wearing this knitted object while walking in an urban or natural environment
one will be able to let this object dissolve into the record of the movement in a
real time, leaving the trace behind for someone to be found, followed, deciphered,
appropriated and eventually reused again.
Using a smart materials such as fluorescent yarn or retro-reflective thread can add
properties such as  light emitting or back reflection of the mark during the night
while almost invisible during the day.
The transformation of the object through the movement raises questions about
how we perceive and define our environment, how we act in it, read the “terrain”,
leave the marks or traces on its surfaces or abandon objects.

smart threads research: optical fibers, shape memory alloy, retro-reflective thread

smart threads research: CNT cotton, conductive yarn, light-emitting textiles

smart threads research: EL wire, nitelite, electroluminiscent light

Unravelling concept poster

Unravelling test 1.0

Unravelling Test 2.0

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