"Vlisco Mutant" is a material research project in co-operation with the Dutch fabric manufacturer "Vlisco" and assisted by the "Textile Museum" in Tilburg.


I was inspired by an Archaeopteryx which is a prehistoric creature. They are half lizard half bird.


It gave me the inspiration to create a new textile which is a mix texture of feathers and scale.


I unraveled the Vlisco fabrics to yarns. By knitting with nylon and mohair I successfully  mutated Vlisco's bold color fabric to vivid feathers, scale and fur.

Commissioned  by Vlisco

























The Project has been selected into year book 2014 by Textile Museum (Tilburg)


Initiated by Design Academy Eindhoven 2014

© Jian Da Huang 2019