French knitting is an old traditional method that uses a spool and nails to turn threads into a thin fabric tube. I have worked with scale and reproduced this method to design a tool that enlarges the process to create bigger objects using a very simple technique.
The technique has been applied to relevant outcomes for its tubular and tactile form to make two different swings and an ambiguous play object.
This object explores children’s imagination and curiosity of material and form. ‘Knitted cuddle’ is a play object that can be used in various ways and follows the child’s decisions.
Children love to swing. But they also like pushing them, which can be unsafe as it is a hard object. These swings are made out of rope and its soft material invites for swinging and pushing, as well as a sculptural piece when it’s not in use.