We’ve had a big helping hand from Ank Hazelhoff! She’s woven a meter of fabric, using a combination of fiber optic material and regular weaving threads. We’re going to use this fabric to produce more prototypes.
Ank Hazelhoff is an independent hand-weaver whose specialty is weaving copper threads to make 3 dimensional objects out of 2 dimensional cloth. She was curious to try weaving with fiber optic filaments and produced these amazing results.
This is how it looked on the loom:
The results! Left: 0.25 mm fiber optic, right: 0.75 mm fiber optic producing a stiffer fabric.
A close-up of the 0.75 mm fiber weave.
And even closer: