Fibre Market - Donegal Tweed        2017

Following the earlier project Fibre Market, Meindertsma was left with a substantial collection of colour-sorted woollen fibres harvested from discarded woollen sweaters. She developed the idea to produce a fabric that would celebrate the colours of these fibres. Irish Donegal tweed is typically adorned with tiny coloured flecks, historically this was a process developed to make the most of the scarcity of colourful yarns – peppering them throughout a textile to decorative effect. Meindertsma’s idea was to create a Donegal style tweed fabric where these flecks are made from the recycled woollen fibre

The yarn is made by Donegal Yarn, the last industrial Donegal yarn spinner in the region. The fabric is woven by Molloy and Sons;  a 4th generation traditional manufacturer of Donegal tweed. They produced the new fabric with Meindertsma for the exhibition Change The System in the Boijmans van Beuningen museum where a version was shown as upholstery on a Flax Chair.

SPECIAL CREDITS: Donegal yarns, Molloy and Sons





Photography: Mathijs Labadie, Roel van Tour
Text edit: Laura Houseley
Graphic design: Kumi Hiroi
Coding: Henrik van Leeuwen


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