Time for a Portfolio: Christien Meindertsma

A new "column" for The Violet Hours. Occasionally I will feature one artist/maker/crafter/inventor…someone whose creations are comprehensively worth inspecting.

This is the work of Christien Meindertsma, from Utrecht, Netherlands. Her work mainly involves wool that she felts to make chunky, gorgeous, pillow-like yarn. She works the origin of the material into her pieces, which is very much a part of her concept. Unlike most "fine art" she wants her pieces used; it is a larger compliment to her when her work is purchased and put to work in a space. You can hear her thoughts on this here.

Her website doesn't offer much explanation, but it's quite jaw-dropping. Here are a few highlights…

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Project: Idaho. A project for the Nature Conservancy made with wool from an organic flock of Panama sheep from Lava lake Ranch, Idaho.

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Project: One Sheep Cardigan. These sweaters were made from one animal, and were designed based on the size of the sheep.

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Project: Aran Rug. This piece is made from the wool of 18 merino sheep. 

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Project: Texel Ottoman. These stools are essentially over-sized yarn skeins. 

Found via The Jealous Curator.

April 21, 2010| Decor, DIY Home, Everyday Crafts


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