Printed One and Printed Two // Synthetic Rope
3D printers are able to build complex multi-component objects in one continuous process. The head of a Fused Deposition Modeling 3D printer deposits an extruded molten plastic or metal filament on a machine bed layer-by-layer, creating a three-dimensional object.
Printed One and Printed Two are the results of an exploration into the possibilities of appropriating the principles of this type of 3D printing in fashion manufacturing. The outer surfaces of the dresses are produced in a hand making process whereby a continuous strand of rope is draped across the body form. By selecting and sometimes changing the direction of the rope certain parts of the body are high-lighted and emphasis curves, muscles and or bone structures.