Starch Bonded wool

1st October 2012

Exploring alchemy in her approach to materiality is
Freyja Sewell who's work is currently on show at the Designers in Residence 2012 exhibition at the Design Museum which runs until the 13 January 2013.

With a product design background her latest project has been led entirely by her curiosity and materiality.

Given the brief 'Thrift' she has sourced and experimented with Wool - a truly sustainable and biodegradable material that is plentiful in the UK.

Exhibiting a huge amount of properties to include fire retardancy, breathability and durability, Freya has sourced wool fibres from the waste of the British carpet industry and pushed the capabilities of its materiality.

Taking traditional felt making as her starting point she has evolved the technique using a bioplastic (potato starch) as an adhesive and a sandwhich maker.The resulting material is far from beautiful, but it is another example of how curiosity and sustainability can offer up entirely new solutions to materiality.





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