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Gelatin bioyarn

Created By: Josefin Åberg  
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Gelatin plastics, Natural Dyes
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Step one

Mix all ingredients in a pot (preferably a steel container). If the bioplastic is to be of any color, prepare this step in advance. In this tutorial, colored water extracted from red kale was used. Food coloring is another alternative. Stir until the ingredients are completely dissolved.

Step two

Let the bioplastic simmer at a low temperature (not boiling) for about 15 min. The bioplastic should become thicker in consistency.

Step three

Pour the bioplastic on a flat surface, preferably something similar to a plexiglass or wax-coated table cloth. As the goal is to create yarn filaments, the wider the flat surface is, the longer the yarns will be with fewer connected points that will weaken the quality of the yarn.

Step four

Spread the bioplastic on the flat surface in an even layer, approximately 5 mm thick, depending on the desired thickness of the yarn.

Step five

Pour the bioplastic on a flat surface, preferably something similar to a plexiglass or wax-coated table cloth. As the goal is to create yarn filaments, the wider the flat surface is, the longer the yarns will be with fewer connected points that will weaken the quality of the yarn. Spread the bioplastic on the flat surface in an even layer, approximately 5 mm thick, depending on the desired thickness of the yarn.

Step six

Let the bioplastic rest overnight or until it is completely dry, depending on the thickness of the bioplastic.

Step seven

When the bioplastic is dry, start to roll up the corners of the bioplastic to form yarns. Roll after desired thickness. Connect the ends of the yarns by pressing and rolling them together.

Step eight

The sample is loosely crocheted with a 3,50 mm hook.

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