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AMBER GRAIN EMBROIDERY | Growing folklore elements

Root-based materials, wool waste fibers, natural colours & advanced technologies



The biodesign approach for fabricating textiles using root-based materials is explored in my final project for my Postgraduate in Fabricademy. I experimented with different types of grain seeds, growing media, patterns, and environments. Additionally, I discovered various post-processing techniques, such as colouring, changing flexibility, and applying biodegradable coatings.

The Amber Grain Embroidery project aims to design bio-folklore costumes featuring elements made of wheat and barley roots. Raw wool is used as a binding agent. The root embroideries are complemented by dried grass and pressed material from seeds. The costumes are inspired by traditional Slovak and Czech folklore costumes, symbolizing the importance of grain as a vital source of livelihood and material wealth.