Panel, "Composition (DH/WD/SI 001)", 2004
Medium: Merino wool, Drenthe Heath wool, Wensleydale wool, wild silk, and cotton gauze
Label: felted Merino, Drenthe Heath, and Wensleydale wools, wild silk and cotton gauze. Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund. 2005-3-1.
- Designed by Claudy Jongstra
What is this?
Panel of wool and silk felt in natural unbleached colors, made from the wool of sheep with various fleece characteristics – straight, curly, long, etc.
Why is this in our collection?
Claudy Jongstra is a contemporary textile designer who practices the ancient technique of felting. Since the mid-1990s she has created extraordinary felted fabrics for fashion designers such as John Galliano, Christian Lacroix, and Donna Karan, and for architects and designers Steven Holl, Will Bruder, Jasper Morrison, and Marcel Wanders. Jongstra’s fabrics have a raw elegance that comes from her use of materials such as wild silk, wild linen, and wild cashmere, as well as the special (and proprietary) techniques she has developed in her felting. Jongstra even goes so far as to raise her own sheep in the Dutch countryside and currently has a herd of 200, including the rare species of long-haired Drenthe... more
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Fashioning Felt, March 6 to September 7, 2009