Some examples of material exploration for 3D textiles. I looked for both unusual and mundane materials and tried to use them in unconventional ways. I also experimented with combining different techniques (like macrame with knitting).
macrame and knitting combined (butcher's rope)
hand knitting with giant rubber bands
cotton and monofilament sample made with a manual knitting machine
clear monofilament and cotton (made on a manual knitting machine)