‘surrounded stools’ by els woldhek
influenced by the craft of decorative wreath making in india, the ‘surrounded’ stools by london-based els woldhek of whatels studio
introduce bright and colorful handmade garlands using a simple rope making technique. the twisting of the threads on two occasions
keeps them twined and in their place. in the means of creating a pattern of colour and a soft cushion for the stool,
twisted fabric becomes wound around a circular base.
as all the yarn processes leading to the final product take place within one specific neighborhood of ahmedabad in india,
immersed between materials, colours and culture, the project aims to capture the feeling of being ‘surrounded’ within the bustling city streets.
series of ‘surrounded stools’
3/4 top view
top view demonstrating twisting effect
garland detail in green and pink
detail of the thread
colored thread weaves