Christien Meinderstma

by Kate on May 9, 2011

Christien Meinderstma creating her big knits

I think I’ve mentioned my obsession with chunky knits before, and if I could hire one person to cover my entire house in her designs, I would choose Christien Meinderstma in a heartbeat. Her urchin poufs were wildly successful when they first came on the market and are now available in range of colors and sizes, but Christien and her giant knitting needles didn’t stop there. These images are from a project she completed for the Nature Conservancy using wool from an organic flock of sheep raised in Idaho. Aren’t those hexagonal knitted patterns incredible? I love how exaggerated the textures become when rendered in such thick yarn.

So here’s a fun question for a Monday morning: If you could hire one artist or designer to redo your entire home, who would it be?

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