Wool creates a complex network of interlocking scaly fibers. At a macroscopic scale, these intricate systems of filaments manifest as flexible, durable surfaces, which provide insulation and circulation. While incredibly adaptive and forgiving, wool fibers have mechanical limits as well as memory.
After a series of material tests, I found that I could set up processes that would encourage the fibers to align themselves in different ways. I cut wool into jagged spirals and then wrapped the fabric into tight helixes.
After creating a set of enlarged fibers, I played with how they interacted with one another. The surface scales of the fibers function as hooks; friction locks individual units into larger arrangements. These groupings are fairly rigid at the intersections, but highly flexible at all other points.