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Clothed by plants.

About this project

This series of socks and hats explore contemporary ‘weavings’ inspired by Angus MacPhee (Angus Weaver of Grass).

I’ve use a variety of nalbinding (AKA needle-binding, weaving without foundation) and looping techniques which pre-date knitting. The materials are all home grown, including including soft-rush (Juncus effusus).

The construction techniques of Looping and nalbinding pre-dates knitting.  Angus MacPhee made his garments from grass using a looping technique with an extra twist.

Keywords

soft-rush, Juncus effusus, nalbound, nalbinding, weaving without foundation, needlebinding, looping, looped

Disciplines

Basketry, Textiles

Materials

Organic Material
Harvest - at home
Photographer: Joe Kaar
Harvesting the leaves from my flag iris. Hung up to dry in small bundles in my studio, these will be next years materials. Home grown.
Shoes.
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
Soft-rush shoes. Made using an ancient nalbinding construction technique which pre-dates knitting. Home grown. Adult size.
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
Hats. Made using ancient nalbinding construction techniques which pre-dates knitting. Home grown plant fibre including blue iris leaves and soft-rush.
Socks
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
Combed soft-rush socks. Made using an ancient nalbinding construction technique which pre-dates knitting. Home grown. Socks are adult size.
Hats.
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
Hats. Made using ancient nalbinding construction techniques which pre-dates knitting. Home grown plant fibre including blue iris leaves and soft-rush.

Previous project

Inspired by the house dress and wrap aprons.

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

Next project

Angus, Weaver of Grass.

Disciplines Basketry, Traditional, Textiles
Materials Organic Material
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