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A Sweater Flashmob

What’s better than 500 hand knit sweaters? Putting them all in a flashmob, of course.

Since 1955, Loes Veenstra has knitted over 550 sweaters and stored them in her home on the 2nd Carnissestraat in Rotterdam. Loes and the fruit of her decades of knitting were ‘discovered’ by Museum Rotterdam, which put them on display as part of the exhibition Over leven in Carnisse (Life in Carnisse).  They are also presented in a book called “Het Verzameld Breiwerk van Loes Veenstra uit de 2e Carnissestraat” designed by Christien Meindertsma, and published by Wandschappen.

On November 21, 2012, the sweaters were worn for the first time in this flashmob tribute to the artist.

Hats off to an amazing YARN-A-HOLIC.

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4 responses »

  1. Reblogged this on Intricate Knits and commented:
    Happy Friday. I had to reblog this amazing Flashmob with 550 sweaters all made by one woman. Blog from Confessions of a Yarn-a-holic

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