I've been preparing for another meeting with the school about the art/science project. I've also been collecting random images that inspire me and many of the structures are thread based.
That the dyed fabric will be our starting point is a given but there is nothing to stop us turning our fabric into yarn by ripping it up. Part of the science aspect of the project is changing the nature of things, like when a solid becomes a liquid. I would say this is the textile equivalent, wouldn't you?