A Fabric that Morphs
It seems like magic: a textile that morphs between two completely different patterns depending on the angle from which it is observed. Wanda Miglus, the Providence, Rhode Island-based designer of the textile, declined to explain exactly how the weaving process works, citing secrecy issues. But she did say that any two images or patterns could be reproduced, in any fiber, using a normal jacquard loom. (The prototype she showed shifted from a floral to a highly geometric pattern.)
Miglus is actively seeking commercial applications for her remarkable invention. For more information or to contact her, visit www.miglusdesign.com.
* Miglus Design received the 2004 ICFF Editors Award for Textiles