What did we do about the though fibers?
The first experiment is about the way the fibers have to be prepared in order to give the pulp that is needed for paper making. The fibers are quite tough and have to be milled in the milling machine (the hollander) one way or the other.. To do that in the right order, we need to know what kind of plant or tree these fibers come from. What is their original part of the plant? Is it the stem, or the leaves of a plant? What process have the fibers already gone through in Colombia? Rosanna has done this research and showed us the video she made before, about the process of harvesting the fiber and the processing of the fiber, before it is weaved into the textiel the bag is made of.
Time consuming is the work to prepare the bag for the milling. It needs to be cut in small pieces. And then we can start the pulping process.