fine straw for wall rendering

Ralf has been sifting straw. To finish rendering the light-earth walls, the very fine straw husks are chosen and added to a clay slurry to give a smooth and lightly textured finish.

Ralf pushes the straw through a large sieve to allow the finer particles to fall through.

Ralf pushes the straw through a large sieve to allow the finer particles to fall through.

The work is slow and it is important to wear a mask.

The work is slow and it is important to wear a mask.

The end result is a fine mixture of small straw fragments perfect for the final render.

The end result is a fine mixture of small straw fragments perfect for the final render.