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Topic: Knit Cube from Spun Saran Wrap Yarn.  (Read 2894 times)
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lovefrozenstars
« on: June 22, 2008 02:42:22 PM »

This was my first Sculpture Studio project last semester.  It was also the first thing I ever made for a university studio class.


The assignment was to make a sculpture from everyday things you can buy from the grocery store.  Things that may normally be considered trash, or would not usually be thought of as 'art materials.'

I hand spun about six hundred feet (three rolls) of Saran Wrap on my drop spindle.  
What a weekend that was.  

Here is some of the 'yarn' on the spindle.


I then knit two rectangles, one with a small opening and sewed them together to make a cube.

Here is a detail of the opening and interior.


And the full view.
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dcowherd
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2008 02:45:43 PM »

It's very beautiful.  Who knew plastic wrap would work that well?  You did a great job. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2008 03:15:53 PM »

i bet that would look neat with a lightbulb stuck inside through the opening. you know, when it's done being a school art project. also, cool idea! i wonder what it feels like. saran wrap always has such a weird/interesting texture.
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2008 04:32:58 PM »

I hope you got an A!  That's really neat!
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2008 05:22:41 PM »

Just curious, how large is the cube?

Wicked awesome, in any case.
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HermioneJ
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2008 06:08:11 PM »

That is so cool!
I can imagine that light would bounce off it inside and out, and that would be amazing...
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2008 07:02:44 PM »

Just curious, how large is the cube?

It's slightly under a foot square.

And yes, I could definitely see it with a light inside.  It's just transparent enough so the light would come through but you wouldn't be able to see the light itself. 

Now I'm thinking knit light covers:  lamps, a string of lanterns... the possibilities!
A VERY cool lightbulb would be a must though.  Hmmm...
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2008 08:51:34 AM »

Using them to cover those BIG chunky christmas lights to string around you're living room...now that would be cool...
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2008 04:52:26 PM »

Is the finished 'fabric' really stiff? it seems to stand up pretty well on  its own.
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2008 01:28:16 AM »

Is the finished 'fabric' really stiff? it seems to stand up pretty well on  its own.

It does stand up on its own. 
It is flexible and squishable, but if you pull it in a certain direction it will stay there.
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