19 February 2012


Possibilities within Seaweed.

Hi, I’ve started to do a little research on the possibilities and capabilities of … seaweed. I recently made a hat by drying and weaving local (for me) Irish seaweed called kelp. The natural stickiness of the seaweed helped it to glue together and then when it dried it became hard and brittle. I remolded the hat by simply putting it in warm water, and then repeating the drying process with a different mold. Seaweed is also being used in bio-refineries to produce energy, Seaweed can be farmed in the right conditions and using a process of fermentation the naturally producing methane can be extracted. Here are some photos form the hat I made!

Séamus Guidera

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