Tensile Skin Experimentation
In order to test the potential of skin-protected objects, two forms were covered in highly elastic polyester fabric. The first, a simple extruded form was realatively simple to cover, and maintained good closure even when shaken or dropped. The second, a tea-pot with complex convex surfaces, was more difficult to skin, but was strongly held together once wrapped. The fabric is wear resistant, low cost, and easy to care for. Best of all, it can be sewn with a simple zig-zag sewing machine.