Event Title

Prairie Blossom Felt

Presentation Type

Design

Description

Historically, milkweed has been used as a fiber of choice when other, more superior, options were not available. The prevalence of this fiber producing plant in prairie meadows and roadside ditches makes milkweed floss an inviting, sustainable fiber to re-investigate. After a successful re-creation of an historic capelet, I ventured into using milkweed as a fiber source in developing a useable textile. Thus began my experimentation with creatively using a common, local plant to provide warm yet fashionable attire.

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Nov 11th, 12:00 AM

Prairie Blossom Felt

Historically, milkweed has been used as a fiber of choice when other, more superior, options were not available. The prevalence of this fiber producing plant in prairie meadows and roadside ditches makes milkweed floss an inviting, sustainable fiber to re-investigate. After a successful re-creation of an historic capelet, I ventured into using milkweed as a fiber source in developing a useable textile. Thus began my experimentation with creatively using a common, local plant to provide warm yet fashionable attire.

 

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