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Archive for December 22nd, 2006

More Giant Knitting

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

I’m behind the times, but over a week ago there was a post on the blog Style Files (warning, tons of pics so it’s slow loading), showing the work of a woman named Christien Meindertma who knits enormous cables in rugs, etc… she worked with a farmer in Wales to make items from his sheep. It’s not a very long article but there are several photos including a rug featuring a cable/aran-like diamond pattern that looks a good bit wider than my shoulders.

Also on this same blog is an entry for large crocheted rugs. There are unmatching floral-style motifs sewn to a backing net. Fascinating.

This reminds me of Dave Cole’s “Knitting Machine,” where he used John Deere construction equipment and a team of workers to knit a giant American flag with telephone pole needles and felt fabric as yarn. I saw the flag very soon after it was knit, at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (usually called the Mass MOCA).