November 11, 2010

extreme knitting




Rachel John, inventor and innovator of Extreme Textiles, shows a gallery of  'First in the World' museum piece examples of this wonderfully fast method of hand crafting. Big tools and many strands of yarn used simultaneously to make extraordinary, and often luxurious, contemporary and traditional home furnishings - rugs, throws, curtains, whatever. 

6 comments:

  1. This is amazing. The process was very beautiful to watch and the results stunning.

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  2. This video is a very nice find Erica! What effort goes into this work!

    Thank you so much for pointing out to me the "Granny" video of textile artist Mieke Werners. The film is on my blog now!

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  3. Yes I have noticed. It's a beautiful Granny video and amazing work!

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  4. OMG that was amazing to watch! I really loved watching the balls of yarn jiggling as the threads were pulled up. But watching her knit with those giant needles was extraordinary! I can't wait to show this to the textile designers I work with. Thanks!

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  5. wow. what a physical process. mesmerising!

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