Kempisch Landschaap

Social Research and Design Project 2022
Collaboration with De Wassum and Strijdom

Funding from Cultuur Eindhoven
The Kempisch heath sheep are shorn once a year in the summer. This moment marks an annual cycle of heath and grassland management, in which this sheep species plays an indispensable role.

During 2022 shearing day inhabitants, workers, and visitors were approached to share their connection to these sheep and to the landscape. These stories were recorded and embroidered onto woolen hand-felted blankets. ‘Kempisch Landschaap’ is a material record keeping of stories and perspectives on the practice of grazing using sheep in the landscape of Strabrechtse Heide.

The unique piece is for sale via request. Custom pieces can be commisioned via request.