C-MOULD New Acquisition: Spirogyra varians

Algal thread preparation

Algal thread preparation

Algal thread preparation

Algal thread preparation

Algal thread preparation

Algal thread preparation

Algal thread preparation

Algal thread preparation

Culture of the algal threads

Culture of the algal threads

Microscopic images of the algal microfibres

Microscopic images of the algal microfibres

Microscopic images of the algal microfibres

Microscopic images of the algal microfibres

Microscopic images of the algal microfibres

Microscopic images of the algal microfibres

 

C-MOULD, is the world’s largest collection of microorganisms for use in the arts and design, with over 50 different kinds of microorganism. In 2014 C-MOULD’s research scientists (that’s just me at the moment!) will be developing a sustainable and ethical wool made from algae. We have just acquired the filamentous algae  Spirogyra varians, and hopefully will soon be weaving it’s microfilaments into a algal wool jumper.

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