Scarf by Woven Slow
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THE NET-INCOME OF THIS ITEM WILL FULLY GO TO THE ARTIST. IN EXCHANGE WE WILL RECEIVE A CONTRIBUTION. :––)
Woven slow believes in a slow way of consuming; making season-less garments that can be lived alongside, that age with us, and become softer and stretch more with time. Bronwen Jones, founder of Woven slow strives to make sustainable pieces made from all natural materials, sourcing dead-stock natural yarns, mostly silk, wool and cotton.
The yarns are dead-stock industrial yarns that were collected when many weaving mills in the Netherlands closed between the 1970 and 90s. These yarns have remained in good condition but unused since then. Bronwen weaves unique pieces that give lasting life to these leftovers and can be passed down generations.
Each piece is hand-woven, on a table loom, from the same collection of yarns but with slight variations on each piece, the process is guided by careful selections of colour and material, resulting in playful contemplations. When taken off the loom, the weaves are slowly finished by hand, either by tying the ends (scarfs) or by individually weaving each thread back in (bandanas).
Each piece is made by one pair of hands, and therefore each carries unique details and imperfections.
Bronwen Jones graduated in 2020 from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, BA TxT (text, theory, textile) in Amsterdam.
Her practice is oriented around bringing a slowness to everyday life and finding an awareness of what we wrap our soft bodies in. Bronwen wishes to rethink concepts of ageing and focus on the beauty of time passing; to invest care into fewer objects, and repair those that have wrinkled with time.