The award funding allowed Lynne and Andrea to further explore their ideas, supporting Lynne to loom weave fabrics that could then go on to be pleated by Andrea. This created a series of samples that would allow them to see what would work visually and also enable further conversations around the project.
Lynne says of the VACMA: “The VACMA allowed us time and materials to create the samples and have the conversations where we could think through the technical aspects of the project. Initially the weaving samples were too sloppy to hold the pleats, so we needed those technical conversations together to define what would be required for Andrea’s pleating element. It allowed us to test out the understanding of the concepts.
"We were also thinking about the storytelling and communication around the pieces and used that collaborative thinking space to identify what we wanted to capture within the kilt. What would people need to know or see to understand the project?”
On completion of the VACMA funding period, Lynne and Andrea had a series of samples, and intend to secure additional funding to use what they have learnt to produce a full scale finished kilt.