CHRISTMAS EXPERIMENTS / 2019

This year’s Christmas hampers were a culmination of several things that we had been interested in exploring. We curated several collections comprising of items that were made and sourced locally.

EXPERIMENT 1
Furoshiki, resist dyeing
Inspired by traditional Japanese wrapping cloths, used for transporting gifts and other objects. We dyed curtain textiles orange – the mix of natural and synthetic yarns created a contrasting resist effect that highlighted the pattern. These were used to wrap jars, bottles and some packages.


EXPERIMENT 2
Overprinting
Exploring the effects of printing one pattern or colour over another to form a layered effect, used for labels on individual items.
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EXPERIMENT 3
Pickling, fermenting, dehydration, baking
A continuation of previous fermentation experiments: red cabbage sauerkraut, pickled gherkin and carrot kimchi in vegetable and salt forms for seasoning. We also modified a family recipe for cornflake cookies – creating matcha, chipotle cocoa, parmesan and Christmas chai versions.


EXPERIMENT 4
Parchment paper, cotton thread
Playing with coloured cotton thread, stitch patterns and layers of translucent parchment paper to create packaging for the cornflake cookies and nut crackers.


CREDITS
Design & Logistics: Jaime TaiProduction: Jaime Tai, Ben Pendlebury

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