An international fashion research project exploring the 'craft of use'

Action Tools

The tools of use become an extension of our creative expression and shape our engagement with the world. Courtesy of simple or sophisticated technology, they open up alternative pathways of action.


"This used to be a really big sweater that my mum gave me when I was a teenager and a while back my husband borrowed it – well we used to wear it together, because it was so big, it used to fit us both. And there was one time he was biking in the rain in Berlin and he got so warm and so soaked that it felted and became really, really small. On his body! [He was cycling] for probably about a half hour. But it was a warm summer rain. And because of the heat and the moisture it just shrank.

A few holes appeared over the years so I closed them. And then I just took a few scraps of yarn felted it onto it with needlepoint."

New York - January 2013
Photograph by Ellinor Stigle

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