New Materials

Spring time is the growing season, and for us that means, chopping bamboo.  It grows on our property and as many have heard it spreads like crazy and can grow 1 foot per week on average.  It is a love hate relationship.  It is lovely and sustainable and can be made into many things.  It can be turned into flooring, counters, fibers, fabrics and much more.  We are currently working on some new items in our collection using some of the bamboo we have growing.   I have used it in our windows and studio for display.  The fabric, along with hemp are coming into play as well. 
The big negative for the garden is the invasion quality, it can take over your landscape.

Here are some great products to check out.  Yarn from Royal Yarns and this fabric from Harts Fabrics.

Top Image courtesy Where You Sit


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lauren
    May 23, 2008 @ 21:01:00

    I love all things bamboo!


  2. blossomingtree
    May 24, 2008 @ 02:14:20

    That is so very cool to have access to bamboo like that. But I guess that’s easy for me to say since I don’t have it taking over my land hahaha. That yarn is pretty and I bet it feels so soft.


  3. Cicada Studio
    May 26, 2008 @ 11:50:43

    We used bamboo flooring when we did our renovation. We love it!


  4. beside
    Jun 02, 2008 @ 13:29:26

    Beside says : I absolutely agree with this !


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