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By soaking the material for three days in water the fibers became flexible and the cellulose within the  bagasse became active. We pressed the wet bagasse using a wooden mold. Under high pressure the water came out and the ...

pressing flat

material research

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The rope yard Steenbergen based in Horssel (middle of the Netherlands) has experience in handling rope with natural materials. Gerrit Steenbergen is now retired, but his heart is still with the company and he is still ...

visit rope yard

collaboration, material research

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After soaking the burst, core and fibers in water we’ve extracted the cellulose from the bagasse. By pressing it wet and forcing all the water out we’ve tried to make a solid shape. We’ve created a few shapes with a ...

pressing with caulking gun

material research

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The focus of textile museum is primarily on design and art. It includes a textiellab and a textile library. The TextielLab at the TextielMuseum is a unique knowledge centre, combining a specializes workshop for the ...

Textile museum

inspiration, material research

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The material research begins at our studio in the Netherlands. We have bagasse sent from India in its most raw condition. It was purchased by the sellers of sugar water on the street, they press the stalks of the sugar ...

import of bagasse

material research

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Sugarcane belongs to the grass family. Sugarcane grows up to 6 meters high and consists of a fibrous core. The fibrous matter that remains after sugarcane stalks are crushed to extract their sugarjuice is called bagasse. ...

facts

material research