Ok so first of I am new to blender but have the very basics figured out. I have a yoga mat that I am trying to have follow a bone structure but when bending the object it breaks apart - I would like to have the pieces remain together. - Object is parented to the armature using "parent with automatic weights." The object is one single piece with the armature bones perfectly positioned where I want the mat to fold.
*Note I don't want the mat to "roll up" rather the sections "fold" with the bones as that is the design of the mat.