Tuesday, July 13, 2010

We're gonna need bigger needles

Sometimes stunt knitting is about complexity. Sometimes it is about size, both very small or very large. In the case of Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma, who is knitting sort of updated bean bag chairs, the size is very large. I'm not sure what size those needles are. 50s? 100s? And we won't begin to take guesses about the yarn, which she sources from New Zealand. She has a strong interest in the origin of things, and also in the environment.

To see pictures of the finished urchin pouf chairs (garter stitch in naturally-dyed colors) and to read more about her work, follow this link. You can also see more of her work on her own website www.christienmeindertsma.com/, especially in the "Projects" section.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Crocheted Food?

Kate Jenkins
Smoked Haddock
Crocheted lambs wool, 2010
23.5 x 23.5 cm (9.3 x 9.3 ins)

Okay, you can't eat this crocheting, but some of it does resemble food. Or, at least, it makes you think about the origins of what we eat and how we present it. The artist is Kate Jenkins, the exhibit is "Come Dine with Kate," and the work is on display at the Rebecca Hossack gallery in London. Follow this link and click on the small icons to view larger images or on the arrow > key at the top of the right column to progress through all the work.