'flocks' knitted wool designs by christien meindertsma 'flocks' knitted wool designs by christien meindertsma
dec 12, 2007

'flocks' knitted wool designs by christien meindertsma

christien meindertsma knitting with her over-sized needles

christien meindertsma is a dutch designer that knits clothing and furniture from wool. however she approaches the use of the material in a very conscious way, connecting the wool used in manufacturing to the actual sheep it was taken from. this project resulted in a number of traditional clothing items, as well as more unique pieces such as a knitted-wool carpet and ‘pouf’ ottomans. these oversized pieces, also use oversized knitting needles customized for the task. she uses a very thick felted wool yarn, which she was introduced to on a trip to kyrgyzstan. she has continued her investigation into the use of products from animals with a new book, detailing the hundreds of uses and products derived from a single pig.

knitted wool carpet by christien meindertsma

‘pouf’ knitted ottoman by christien meindertsma

felting yarn and a flock of sheep in kyrgyzstan

identification card detailing the origin of the wool


‘pig 05049’ by christien meindertsma

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