FLYING FUR

 

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woolen kite / size: 15 x 10 x 6 cm

 

Flying Fur   │  2013

How could we better apply the waste stream of 300 kilos of wool each year?

During the collective project MÊH (consisting of 18 students Product Design), we examined what we could do with the waste stream of 300 kilos raw wool created each year by a heathland sheep herd. Together with Eva Bloemsma, I started researching how we could reinvent this traditionally used material. We asked ourselves, could we make wool into a strong and lightweight material that would be able to fly? After conducting material research we created a composite material. This sheet material was easily folded into a 3-dimensional shape; therefore, it needed almost no kite skeleton.

The collaboration with Eva Bloemsma was based on an equal division of roles in which we combined the best of our specialties . (Eva Bloemsma: folding and shaping, Karlijn Sibbel: material development)

 

Flying Fur, MEH, Karlijn Sibbel, Eva Bloemsma, wool, composite, kite, natural material, wool paper, local, sheep wool

Flying Fur, MEH, Karlijn Sibbel, Eva Bloemsma, wool, composite, kite, natural material, wool paper, local, sheep wool

Flying Fur, MEH, Karlijn Sibbel, Eva Bloemsma, wool, composite, kite, natural material, wool paper, local, sheep wool

 

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detail image of cleaned and carded wool

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