COLCHESTER INN

A public space in the making.

Prototyping workshop

Li Ping James' front room

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The first test to knot some prototypes - which is much harder then it first looks. It quickly became clear that we don't have the expertise to make a full knot and need another way to imagine it. We made some paper collages which helped decide on size and gives a rough feeling for the piece. Choami managed to convince a more skilled friend of hers to translate our ideas into a first knotted piece.

The double coin knots represent two overlapping antique Chinese coins and denotes prosperity and long life. The blue rope s fro a marina use found at the B&Q in Colchester. The textile is a traditional Chinese pattern.

One of the ideas on paper. the knots in the centre circle are used as a frame that holds the picture in place. the outer circle creates a series of loops which allows the piece to get connected or extended using a number of ad-on's. The area between the two circle is a translucent fabric.