After living abroad for some years I felt like reconnecting with my home region in Switzerland through my design practice. I decided to collaborate with Laines d’ici, a spinning mill working with local wool based in Cernier (NE).
The project Land(s)mann aims to explore where materials are produced and who are the people creating and transforming these ressources. Its purpose is to establish a network of people from the textile field in the region and to meet them in order to be able to realistically study the possibility and the cost of producing a knitted rug 100% locally.
Here are some impressions of the research I’ve been conducting using the beautiful locally sourced wool from Laines d’ici’s spinning mill, tinted by dyer Céline Ammann using wild plants.
This project was awarded a concept grant by Pro Helvetia the Swiss Arts Council.

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