giant rug by christien meindertsma


A long time ago when I justed started this blog I posted about Christien Meindertsma’s giant knitwork. I just found this picture (via Les Carnets du Design) of a piece Christien created for the exhibit Design for a Living World, which just opened at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. The exhibit aims to tell a unique story about the life-cycle of materials and the power of conservation and design. Christien used wool sourced from a sustainable sheep ranch in Idaho to create a large scale knit rug a “flock” of smaller components, each one made from 3.5 pounds of wool, the yield of a single sheep. Then she sewed them all together to make one giant rug.

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9 Responses to giant rug by christien meindertsma

  1. what a project! stunning!

  2. It looks like a dolls house, a tiny person with huge knitting!

    P.S. Thank you for the Sonos information, it was very helpful.

  3. I love this! The image of her knitting is almost surreal – I would definitely have one of these in my home!

  4. ha! amazing! that really does look surreal. i love it.

  5. Amaziiing! I wish I have enough room to do that at home!

  6. Christien Meindertsma’s giant knitwork is amazing. Really original!!

  7. I could not find another word to describe my feelings : A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

  8. Can you imagine how big your biceps would be after knitting something of that size? Amazing!

  9. this is the coolest thing ever,
    and your blog is divine.

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