#001 Yellow Ochre
#002 Pastel Green
Wolwerken - Woolworks
Noortje de Brouwer and Mieke van den Hout teamed up during project MÊH, initiated by ArtEZ School of Arts and local sheepfold ‘t Niejboer back in 2014.
The sheepfold asked what to do with their wool. Their sheep have too little wool for the the big wool industry so it had no purpose and sadly had to be destroyed.
This is a big waste of a valuable material. Experiments with the wool led to a technique to process the big amounts of wool into a colourful and tactile surface.
Growing Textiles was born a year later when the idea emerged to convert this technique into sound absorbing wall pieces. Next to sheepwool we also work with a fibre of recycled denim. We love to revalue materials and are passionate about sharing our findings with you.
Visit our website to follow the developments of the ready made collection or to make an appointment for a piece on request.
#008 Soft Green
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