Design*Sponge posted an article on Rope Projects yesterday, which got me thinking about weaving three dimensional objects before laminating them to add strength.

Mini Crochet Baskets

Funnily enough, that’s pretty much exactly what the airplane industry is trying to do with high performance composites. Here is an patent application by Airbus as it pertains to weaving in such a way to strengthen corners. Here are some more via Google Patent search.