To design a system of use for the continuous generation of raw material returned (RMR) to Jaipur Rug’s warehouse. Post the research phase, upon re-defining my brief, final four directions were derived to be taken forward in the project.
First two directions involved designer collections based on monochromatic colour stories carrying a great deal of difference for the material that is RMR and how it would be treated in both the cases.
The third direction in the project consisted of a number of alternate design processes, each designed to tackle the same problem in multiple ways, with some play.
The fourth direction of the project moved away from just colours to being more material-based. Industrial felting was explored to bridge possibilities of converting wastage yarn from RMR that cannot be used in rug-making, but can be broken down and turned into felt.
Lastly, a mini project towards the end was experimented with, using RMR yarn along with the knitting skills of the women from Aspura to create surfaces that carry the potential of greater value.