create culture from nature
We are proud to announce that Studio Claudy Jongstra has just won Best Studio Artist Design for the carpet design award at DOMOTEX in Hannover.
Her project shows how to create culture from nature.The process involves the harvested woad being chopped up and ground. The ground leaves form a clay-like substance, the pastel.This is shaped into balls, called cocagnes.
A process of decay then sets in. Once they have dried, the cocagnes can be used to dye in an indigo color.
Claudy Jongstra is also exhibiting in Talking Textiles, now in its last days at the Textielmuseum in Tilburg.