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.

'flocks' knitted wool designs by christien meindertsma

knitted wool carpet by christien meindertsma

'flocks' knitted wool designs by christien meindertsma ‘pouf’ knitted ottoman by christien meindertsma

'flocks' knitted wool designs by christien meindertsma felting yarn and a flock of sheep in kyrgyzstan

'flocks' knitted wool designs by christien meindertsma identification card detailing the origin of the wool

'flocks' knitted wool designs by christien meindertsma
‘pig 05049’ by christien meindertsma

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