Leyi Wang


Class of: 2027

Major: Interior Design BFA

Medium: Yarn, Supreme Fiber Fill

Faculty: Robert Hickman

Prompt: Create unique structures in sheet materials.

For this prompt, I made a pillow using crochet. The shape of the piece references Twisting: Faceted Version Cube as mentioned in “Structural packaging – design your own boxes and 3-d forms” by Paul Jackson, utilizing two square planes and eight triangular planes. I chose to create this piece because I really wanted a pillow and wanted to use it as a decoration in my home. The color choice also referenced the color of my furniture- a grayish blue, so I used three colors of yarn, which included gray, white, and a yarn of mixed blues. I chose a the softest yarn I could find as the material as I wanted to put it into everyday use rather than throw it away like my previous works. However, I would have liked my piece to be larger and more colorful, but due to time constraints and the fact that crocheting is a time-consuming process, I wasn’t able to fulfill my wishes. Also, prior to making this piece, the professor asked us to make prototypes using paper and cardboards, it was very helpful, and the process was greatly minimized, making this complex shape not too difficult to make in the end.