Loes Veenstra Knit More Than 550 Sweaters … This Is Her Story

“Since 1955, Loes Veenstra from the 2nd Carnissestraat has knitted over 550 sweaters that she stored in cardboard boxes at her home. Strange thing was that she knitted the sweaters for nobody. In fact the sweaters were never worn. We collaborated with Christien Meindertsma on this project to photograph all sweaters into a solid book. Furthermore we instigated a video where for one time the sweaters would come alive with the help of all the people from her neighboorhood inspired by the flashmob phenomena. Loes was in for a big surprise! The whole project was awarded the Dutch Design Award 2013.”

Source: http://www.labadievantour.com/knitting-work-meindertsma/

Hat tip: Colorful Stitches

About The Author


Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.


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