Scale model Dwingelderveld
A scale model of the National Park Dwingelderveld, made from wool of the herd Drenths sheep, that graze on the heather in that National Park.
Together with 17 volunteers I made this woolen landscape. About 14 fleeces are used in this work that measures 3,65x2,25 meter. The wool was spun, washed, dyed, knitted, felted, punched and sewn.
The forest is made of knitted wool, the heather and the fields of felted wool.
The landmarks; churches, sheep barns, the visitors centre and more, were cut out out of wood from the area. The waterpools are suggested by colourd glass. The highway A 28 is made of sand coming from the sandpath that goes straight through the heather.
This woolen landscape can be seen in the newly renovated visitors centre Dwingelderveld of Natuurmonumenten, just outside of Ruinen in Drenthe.
Client: Heijmerink Wagemakers Vormgeversatelier.