Abaca is known to be a relatively strong bast fibre. However, its usage in Indonesia has been very limited. This work explores the techniques in utilizing abaca fibre as a material for textiles. The fibre is turned into paper to make way for easier spinning and handling. Afterwards, the yarn is knitted by hand to form a flat swatch of stretchable fabric. The entire process was handmade to ensure the feasibility of passing this idea to fibre artisans in remote areas in Indonesia.
Sabrina Ilma Sakina
10 cm x 10 cm