Rachel John, Extreme Knitting, 1000 Strand Knit

Rachel John, Extreme Textiles, broke records by knitting with a 1000 strands simultaneously! This video shows the set up of the event and the event itself. This event took place at the Southhill Park Unravel Textiles exhibition in October 2006. – - – - – - – It is a challenge for all of us to take the waste products that our society produces and to put it to good use. This video was made in order to stimulate that process. The comments on this video have been an insight into how people view things when taken out of context. For instance – should I be knitting blankets for charity? I do much charitable work – I cannot increase the hours on this as I wouldn’t have time to earn the basics for living. I am happy if this stimulates others to find waste and turn it into blankets for needy. Especially as – using my tools – you can make blankets in a twentieth of the time it takes to make one in squares. If you feel there should be more knitting for charity, join your local group, set one up if there isn’t one, and see what you can achieve. You may find a whole new community that brings you joy and a feeling of worthiness. I am one person with the same number of hours in my day as you and they are pretty full al read y! No yarn was wasted in the making of this installation – the yarn will be put to good use when the piece has finished circulating as a 1st in the world example of taking multi strand to the limits. – - – - – Over half the yarn in the installation was deemed as waste
Video Rating: 4 / 5


3 Comments/Reviews

  • calcrules says:

    Could you imagine weaving in all those ends?! Having to do that would be a knitter’s worst nightmare! J/K. ;) This is truly amazing.

  • knitter4years says:

    That is magnificent. I can’t believe you did that! I’m a knitter and that was truly astounding and I mean that in the most complimentary sense. I love the finished product too, but was most impressed by the set up and execution and your knitting. Wow.

  • LunaNott1 says:

    Wow, you totally win at knitting!!! I loved the video just for how the yarns looked hanging off the balcony, just that alone would have made a beautiful textile art piece. It gave me inspiration for my own little home art piece with my scrap yarn

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