Fibers on fibers

When thinking about organic fibers that could be used in bio-fiberglass, my mind immediately went to my favorite food: CORN.

At the grocery store, when you buy your corn, you have your corn, cob, husk, and silk.  The implications of using the husk and silk were really attractive because there hasn't really been a market for corn fabrics.

In addition to this, I was tasked with finding a ready to go fabric or material that is commercially ready.  Burlap was my answer to this because it is sold in many variations and is known for its sturdiness.

 1. Wool + Corn Silk | 2. Corn Silk | 3. Woven Corn Husk | 4. Burlap Fabric

1. Wool + Corn Silk | 2. Corn Silk | 3. Woven Corn Husk | 4. Burlap Fabric

Tangled corn silk in its resin bonded network created exactly what I was looking for: structurally, organically, and aesthetically.