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Kiko Denzer on Art

[Cob] clothes clay slip?

hms.mommy at hms.mommy at
Mon Feb 25 13:42:25 CST 2008

On the other hand, straw doesn't degrade over time, once the cob has
dried; why should the cotton?  I would think the only issue is that the
fiber is well integrated throughout the mix.  

On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 13:42:22 -0500 Deborah Terreson
<foodandart at> writes:
> Try using different fibers.. my thoughts are that the cotton may  
> degrade over time. 
> Deb.
> On Feb 25, 2008, at 11:11 AM, Kristi Shapla wrote:
> > Has anyone ever heard of using old clothes in place of straw?  I  
> > imagine dipping them in clay slurry and stomping them into a form. 
> > We might try this on an interior wall.  We have plenty of thrift 
> > store dumpsters to raid.
> > Any advice or discouragement?
> > -Kristi