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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
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.
Shoes.
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
Soft-rush shoes. Made using an ancient nalbinding construction technique which pre-dates knitting. Home grown. Adult size.
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.
Hat.
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
Hat. Made using an ancient nalbinding construction technique which pre-dates knitting. Home grown - blue iris leaves.
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

Costumes for Horse and Bamboo Theatres production 'Angus'.

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Organic Material

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Handmade paper - linen rag

Disciplines Textiles, Paper
Materials Paper
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