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Leek and red cabbage sheeting fused with dip-dyed starch based bioplastic.
T E R R A E    V E T E R E S 

Terrae Veteres (Old Earth) is a materials and process led project, inspired by off-the-grid communities, and a romantic return to the rural landscape.  Using the notion of endless serene space, Nordic minimalism and Japanese woodblock prints, a collection of vegetable fibre based sheetings, and biodegradable plastics were developed alongside experimentation with plant based inks.  

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Initial experimental assemblages playing with colour and texture from found materials.

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Leek and recycled paper sheeting bonded to starch based bioplastic, screenprinted with water based pigment.  
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Dip-dyed and screenprinted starch based bioplastic
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Starch based bioplastic, embossed with pistachio shells and screenprinted with water based pigment
Leek and red cabbage sheeting, with laser engraving 
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Bioplastic stained and embedded with red cabbage, screenprinted with acid print paste inks.
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Starch based bioplastic stained with red cabbage. fused onto recycled paper and leek sheeting.  Screenprinted with water based pigment.  

This fabric was used as a filter cloth for extracting vegetable dyes. Left over stains were amalgamated into a print in order to reduce waste and use as many elements in the design process to advantage.