Christien Meindertma’s giant knitwork

handknitted carpet
Christien Meindertma’s label FLOCKS is the result of her cooperation with a farmer in Wales. The Dutch designer created a clothing collection from the wool of a small flock of the farmer’s sheep. Each garment in the collection was produced from the wool of one single sheep. Her new Black Sheep collection is celebrating the black sheep, the odd one out in the flock. The collection is knitted from a variety of rare breeds from around the world, from black angora rabbits to alpacas. The gorgeous hand-knitted rug for example is made from the wool of 18 merino sheep.
handknitted carpet
You can see Christien’s full collection on her website. Her designs can be purchased from the Frozen Fountain in Amsterdam and Kakitsubata in Tokyo. The rug is made on demand, every size and color is possible, please contact FLOCKS if you have any questions (

31 Responses to Christien Meindertma’s giant knitwork

  1. So beautiful and fun, it’s like standing on a giant jumper.

  2. Wonderful! Congratulations!

  3. That’s great! That poof looks like a lot of fun!

  4. Amazing! I see plenty of possibilities for these wonderful creations. Would like to have the rug/carpet in my home.. Love it!

  5. Ah! Gulliver forgot his knitting needles when he left Lilliput! Amazing and wonderful.

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  7. hOLY sHIT! Those are fricken huge needles!!

  8. ….yes, but can you knit on the bus ?….

  9. Sunshine(MamaJ)

    Yeah, but my apartment’s not big enough to sit with those needles!!! Think i’ll stick with my teddy bears. Thanks.

  10. good for you Christiens

  11. Wow! That’s beautiful knitting. I imagine it takes a lot of effort to work those needles.

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  14. wow, that is awesome!

  15. This is amazing!!!

  16. Where does one get yarn that gauge.

  17. truly amazing !!

  18. helene levett

    Where on earth did she get the yarn for this? i have been looking for super chunky yarn for a while and this is the first i’ve seen!

    Such a great idea.

  19. these are amazing! what ply is the wool?

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  22. my hero! stunning. I love the huge scale.

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  24. We are always looking for new cleaning techniques! Thank you for the blog post.

  25. Susan Wallis Pearson

    Magnificent, beautiful, questioning, enlightening. If you are ever in Brighton and want to visit Knit Cloud. Our doors are open.

  26. Susan Wallis Pearson

    I wanted to send you an email about Knit Cloud, a shared workshop for knitting designer makers and artists.
    We would like to showcase your work, and seek permission for that.

  27. That is so cool! I don’t think I could handle knitting with those needles – great job!


  28. Another good post, I appreciate it. I have scanned some other stuff you made and I look forward to more. I’ll be back.

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