At it’s most basic level, net enables the catching of land and marine animals for human consumption. Beyond this, net is also used to screen windows, tidy hair and adorn the traditional ballet dancer. In the context of conservation, contemporary net also plays a villainous role in the disruption of marine ecology.
My early research into net within a coastal context led to learning the process of hand knotting and then utilising the fabric construction of knitting to emulate net in the form of string bags. Other experiments have included using print as a means of embossing hand made knotted and knitted net as a way of preserving the ingenuity and craftsmanship involved in the production.