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Thu, 26 Dec 2019 15:00:32 +0000
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<img width="640" height="640" src="" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Image features: Natural off white colored ground with vertical stripe pattern felted. Stripes have areas left natural with straight felted areas. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object." style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset=" 700w, 150w, 300w, 640w, 170w, 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" data-attachment-id="37029" data-permalink="" data-orig-file="" data-orig-size="1024,1024" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="61698_c9db60c57bc78d79_b" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" />SI Alpaca demonstrates Claudy Jongstra’s interests in combining sheerness and opacity in lightweight, translucent structures, and in reintroducing historic dye plants such as madder and weld to the Netherlands. Jongstra planted a research garden specifically devoted to dye plants, and has studied with dye masters to learn historic techniques. SI Alpaca is dyed with walnut....
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