KNITWEAR will become your new currency! Loes Veenstra, you’re my hero!

When I said (not that long ago and those of you who know me, may remember the conversation) that cardigans will become the new currency I may have been onto something!

Wool and jumpers/cardigans are so underrated and I find it hard to express my appreciation and love for these items!

Here’s a wee film about a women in Rotterdam that knitted 500 jumpers that weren’t worn until this was made and book produced about her and them! AMAZING!

Since 1955, Loes Veenstra knitted over 500 sweaters and stored them in her home on the 2nd Carnissestraat in Rotterdam. The sweaters have never been worn. Until today.

The sweaters are all presented in a book called “Het Verzameld Breiwerk van Loes Veenstra uit de 2e Carnissestraat” designed by Christien Meindertsma, published by Stichting Kunstimplantaat.
To order the book: dnacharlois.nl

Original song: “Happy together” by The Turtles

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About L.Calder

I am a designer maker mainly specialising in the field of textiles and design. I use colour changing and responsive dyes combined with simple electronics to create colourful pieces of work that can change depending on environment and programming. I also work with various materials and imagery to communicate concepts and ideas as well as create artefacts that are engaging and visually stimulating.

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