A few years back designers were invited by the Audex Textiel Museum in Tilburg, The Netherlands to experiment with making yarn from natural materials.
During the process the designers were pleasantly surprised to discover exactly how many natural and plant-based materials could be made into yarns, including potato peelings, peanuts, milk, maize and seaweed.
Jewelry designer Willemijn de Greef made thread and yarn from nettle fibers to created this stunning oversized necklace.
The project also included “One-sheep sweaters” … before …
… and after
PS. Although Saterday is a busy day in our Atelier, I am going to work on my blog again today so … if the following days you might notice some irregularities on my blog, that’s because I am still working to redesign it a bit. So sorry …