This project shows that it is possible to ‘needle felt’ the dry raw jute fiber. For the first time, the end result is a strong and light felt which maintains the unique quality of these fibers: the fiber length remains intact. The process and material have potential within the design world as well as on a larger, industrial scale. HEY JUTE illustrates the forgotten qualities of a natural material.
A research project which looks at how we can work with, instead of against, the natural quality of jute to create a high-quality sensitive product. Jute is normally used ‘behind the scenes’ and never as aesthetic material.