Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Yarnable Wednesday

I just made up my own word. Wednesdays will be dedicated to all things knitted, chrocheted, and yarned. I have totally fallen in love with the giant knit: knitting together smaller knitted strands to make monstrous and comfy pieces. With that in mind, have you seen these knit stools by Claire Anne O'Brien?

Claire is a textile designer who specializes in knitting. She is originally from Ireland (hence all the lambswool and sheeps wool). She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010 with a Masters in Textiles. She also did a Designer Meets Artisan project with Unesco in 2009, where she collaborated with the local women of  Ladakh in the Himalayas, working with them to create knitted products they now make and sell on tourist trekking routes in the region. She makes fantastic furniture and gives back!


Anonymous said...

Those are amazing! The blue is my favorite, I think. That is knitted? It looks woven. B

Amber said...

yes, they are all made of pieces that are knitted, and then those individual pieces are braided, woven, and looped together to make these different designs. They are pretty darn awesome! Glad you like!

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