Soft Boundaries

Krissi Riewe Stevenson, Jennifer Meakins

Research output: Other contributionpeer-review


The purpose of this project is to use digital knitting technology to create textiles exploring human interactions with space through interdisciplinary collaboration between architecture and apparel design. Here, a collaborative research process resulted in digitally knitted items spanning scale and application to define space, personally connecting the user/wearer to their environment. In this project, digital knitting was used to produce a system of temporary enclosure and furniture, with the use of the same knitted systems in apparel design. Reflection on this research suggests that digital knitting and further interdisciplinary collaborations can be used to produce a highly tactile, transformable sense of space existing within a structure as well as an item of clothing. Digital knitting allows the designer to imbed values of function and aesthetics into the product throughout the process.
Original languageAmerican English
TypeCreative Scholarship
Media of outputTextile/Garment
StatePublished - 2022


  • Sustainability
  • Digital Knitting
  • Textile Design
  • Circular Design
  • Architecture


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  • Soft Boundaries

    Meakins, J. & Riewe Stevenson, K.

    Project: Research project

  • Best of Show Award

    Meakins, Jennifer (Recipient) & Riewe Stevenson, Krissi (Recipient), 2022


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