sorry for neglecting you. Seems I´m holding distance to the Internet at the moment. Not for special reason, it´s only that I don´t feel THAT addiction to the cyberspace at the moment.
I´m going on with my organic journey, doing research for natural materials, ordering swatches from further organic fabrics and searching for an alternative for the man-made polyfill stuffing. I came across an interesting material -> Kapok. Kapok fibre is extracted from the seedpod of the kapok tree. The material is removed by hand, dried and separated from the seeds. Worldwide Kapok was very popular as a filling for life-vests, pillows, mattresses etc. until the 1950s. After that it was replaced by foam and synthetics for easier manufacturing.
The fibre is an interesting naturally silky cotton-like material but even softer, it´s also VERY lightweight, non-allergic, non-toxic, resistant to rot and odorless.
So I gave Kapok a try and ordered 10 kg of this silky material. I can tell you it´s not easy to work with this fluffy fibre - it is full of air and wants to float and really makes a mess. But anyway - I love it.
And this is the very first inside and outside organic viking (no. 27).
Unfortunately organic materials are still higher in price than non-organic pendants, but I think it´s worth it. Love the idea of guerilla gardening. Read here the instruction how to make seed balls (found through Keri Smith)
a quote that made me think and I like to share with you:
All landscapes ask the same question: "I´m watching you - are you watching yourself in me?" -Lawrence Durrell
take care, Friederike!