My PhD study Designing Nonwovens: Industrial and Craft Perspectives was published in 2007. The work aimed to identify and explore the under-developed opportunities to design nonwoven materials from an aesthetic starting point, using a specific range of production processes. A practice-led approach was employed resulting in the development of nonwoven fabric collections suitable for high-end markets. The thesis can be found at the Loughborough University Institutional Repository.
This work informs my current research and has provided the basis for several publications that look at the application of nonwovens in different design contexts.
Publications, Presentations and Exhibitions
Kane, F. (2016) Applications of Nonwovens in Home Furnishings in Advances in Technical Nonwovens, Ed. Kelly, G. Woodhead Publishing, ISBN: 978-0-08-100575-0
Kane, F (2010) Nonwoven Textiles for Residential and Commercial Interiors in Applications of Nonwovens in Technical Textiles, Ed. Chapman, RA Woodhead Publishing, pp.136-158, ISBN: 978-1-84569-437-1
Kane, F (2009) Nonwovens in Smart Clothes and Wearable Technologies, Ed Bryson, D and McCann, J. Woodhead Publishing, ISBN: 9781845693572
Kane, F (2009) Laser Patterned Nowovens, Laser Institute of America 28th International Congress on Application of Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol 102, 2nd - 5th November, Orlando, FL, USA
Kane, F (2009) Laser Patterned Nonwovens, Cutting Edge, Lasers and Creativity (Symposium Visual Presentation), 4th November, Loughborough University, UK, http://www.cuttingedgesymposium.com/about/
Kane, F (2009) Nonwovens for Interior Spaces; Translucency and Texture (Poster), Integration of Design and Science: Light Materials, Colour and Environment (Symposium Poster), Royal Institute of British Architects, 24th June, London
Kane F (2006) Designing Nonwovens: Industrial and Craft Perspectives, 6th Autex Conference, 11th - 14th June, NC State University, USA
Kane, F (2006) Designing Nonwovens: Industrial and Craft Perspectives, Whats Happening in Nonwovens? Nonwovens Network Seminar (Presentation), 29th June, Leeds
Kane, F (2005) Nonwoven Fabric 1 in Visions in Textiles: From Tradition to Textile Art/Design of Tomorrow (Exhibition), Izmir State Art and Sculpture Museum, 15th September - 8th October, Turkey, ISBN 975-441-223-5
Kane (Brown), F (2004) A Collaborative Affair: Contemporary Textile Practice, Challenging Craft. 8th - 10th September, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, ISBN 190108583X
Kane (Brown), F (2003) Considering Industrial and Craft Perspectives in the Construction of Nonwoven Textiles, Fibrous Assemblies at the Design and Engineering Interface, INTEDEC Conference Exhibition, 22nd-24th September, Edinburgh, ISBN 0-9546162-0-0