Hand-knit, crocheted, and hand-embroidered wool.
Exploring the concept of transition and the hybrid evolutions in moss and critical weathering, this is a translation of biomorphism through knitwear. Inspiration stems from Hundertwasser’s ’Mouldiness Manifesto’ as well as my respect and tolerance of irregularity. Nature takes over; forms accumulate and mutate to take the appeal of growth.
MANIFESTO employs the the use of sustainable materials such as: Organically-Grown Cotton, Recycled Cotton (made in USA from T-shirt production waste), Mulesing-Free extra-fine Merino Wool, Recycled Wool (from de-knit sweaters), Hand-Spun Tasar Silk, and occasionally deadstock yarns. These materials are then hand-dyed with non-toxic, low-impact and/or vegetable dyes such as coffee, turmeric, and curry. The organic shapes I create are followed by humble embellishment through felting and hand-embroidery. Made entirely by hand mixing machine-embroidery techniques (on a mechanical (not electric) Brother®), and crochet.