Claudy Jongstra, ‘Composition (DH/WD/SI 001)’, 2004, Design/Decorative Art, Merino wool, Drenthe Heath wool, Wensleydale wool, wild silk, and cotton gauze, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Claudy Jongstra

Composition (DH/WD/SI 001), 2004

Merino wool, Drenthe Heath wool, Wensleydale wool, wild silk, and cotton gauze
59 × 35 1/2 in
149.9 × 90.2 cm
Permanent collection
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York

This textile by Jongstra is a primary example of felting, which is a technique that uses the …

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Claudy Jongstra, ‘Composition (DH/WD/SI 001)’, 2004, Design/Decorative Art, Merino wool, Drenthe Heath wool, Wensleydale wool, wild silk, and cotton gauze, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York

This textile by Jongstra is a primary example of felting, which is a technique that uses the application of pressure, heat, and moisture to mat together fibers. Oftentimes the fibers are not spun or twisted, but are simply a mass of fibers lying indiscriminately in all directions. Two fabrics in particular by …

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Claudy Jongstra

Composition (DH/WD/SI 001), 2004

Merino wool, Drenthe Heath wool, Wensleydale wool, wild silk, and cotton gauze
59 × 35 1/2 in
149.9 × 90.2 cm
Permanent collection
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