Loom Knitted Bags

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, 2013

The relationship and the hierarchy between a tool and the product produced by it were the focus of the project.

The bag is constructed of two rigid frames and tubular knit that joins them. The bag’s wooden frame designed as a knitting loom, so it functions as the instrument and as the handle. The loom generates the bag’s volume, remains as an inherent part of the product and implies on the manner the bag was made.

The use of leather cords provides stiffness to the knitted tube and allows to retain the bag’s shape. Creating the bags’ loom profiles using a laser cutter, allowed a swift process but confined them to be 2D objects, not always suitable for the human touch. These concepts are further investigated in my BFA senior collection.