Friday, 20 December 2013

We Make Carpets

We Make Carpets is the creative collaboration of visual artist Bob Waardenburg and designers Stijn van der Vleuten and Marcia Nolte.  Their carpets are constructed by hand with ordinary every day materials.


Loes Veenstra

For 50-odd years Loes Veenstra sat in her street in Rotterdam, needles clicking away. In total she has made 556 hand-knitted jumpers but not one has been worn…until now by a flash-mob...

The flash-mob and accompanying book was recognised with a Dutch Design Award in October 2013. The last part of the project will see Veenstra's jumpers finally fulfil their purpose, as they are sold in an auction in Rotterdam in the new year.