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Home grown

About this project

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.

And a few of my home grown willow ba

Keywords

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

Disciplines

Basketry, Textiles, Basketry

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.
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.
Home grown willow baskets
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
Home grown oval willow baskets

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Disciplines Paper, Textiles
Materials Textiles, Paper

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