Growing Textiles #001, commissioned work
Selection of colours for custom made works
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.
Sheepfold 't Niejboer has got a little sheepflock with great wool. The amount of wool of their sheep is too little 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 so they started working with ArtEZ and its students. 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. We love to revalue materials and are passionate about sharing our findings with you. Growing Textiles are custom made in various shape and colors. Your requests are welcome!
Growing Textiles #011, commissioned work
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