christien meindertsma knitting with her over-sized needles
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.