i’m jealous of christien meindertsma


I must learn to knit, if only to make my very own ‘flock rug’. What’s a ‘flock rug’ you ask… let’s see if I can explain this properly:

This project, by artist Christien Meindertsma, is titled Idaho. She has taken wool {which is then felted, creating big, fat, beautiful yarn} from an organic flock of Panama sheep who roam the grassy hills of Lava Lake Ranch, Idaho. Each hexagon-shaped piece in the rug is made from the wool of one sheep in the flock. She uses a different knitting stitch for each piece/sheep,  so that when the whole rug is sewn together, every sheep in the flock is visually represented… did that make any sense at all? Well, if not, this interview with Christien might help clear things up, plus you’ll get to see all of those sweet sheep {pre-haircut} wandering the peaceful landscape of Lava Lake Ranch. Ahh, so lovely.

comments (17)

  1. Marcia Barrow Taylor /// 04.02.2010 /// 9:06am

    Oh how I loved this video piece! Thank you for sharing! I too am an artist who loves wool, knitting & felting and who makes art people can use – handbags in my case. I just posted this piece to my Facebook fan page:http://www.facebook.com/pages/MBT-Fine-Arts/188254481133

    Thanks again for sharing!


    Marcia Barrow Taylor

  2. Cupcake Murphy /// 04.02.2010 /// 10:52am

    Holy moly I love your site. Jealous of it in fact. I stumbled onto you in a link clicking stupor from here to there to there to here and I am so happy that I did!

  3. The Jealous Curator /// 04.02.2010 /// 11:53am

    Thank you so much… I’m blushing ; )

  4. Nina /// 04.05.2010 /// 11:21am

    Are those pictures for real? SO COOL! I love your site too, btw 🙂

  5. The Jealous Curator /// 04.05.2010 /// 8:09pm

    I know… so cool!

    and, thank you ; )

  6. Layne /// 04.21.2010 /// 2:58pm

    I live in Idaho. I knit. I gotta try this!

  7. Branding Agency /// 11.15.2011 /// 8:20pm

    This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post. Also, I have shared your site in my social networks!

  8. Laura McHugh /// 01.22.2014 /// 10:51am

    I saw this work at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum in NYC several years ago. The whole exhibit was on felting. A whole felted room. Fabulous. It is in the Carnegie Mansion. http://www.ny.com/museums/cooper-hewitt.national.museum.of.design.html

  9. the jealous curator /// 01.22.2014 /// 11:40am

    wow! amazing!

  10. Peggy grylls /// 04.21.2014 /// 5:18am

    This looks soon cool I’d like to try to make one.

  11. Kerstin Boz /// 02.27.2015 /// 1:12am

    Frage wo bekomme ich die dicke Wolle.
    Thank you

  12. StacyV /// 08.31.2015 /// 6:01am

    i love this! Please tell me where to get to get this yarn! Thank you.
    Stacy ,’

  13. Monica /// 10.03.2015 /// 10:54pm

    Good morning. Where can I purchase / find those knitting wool to work? Thank you. Bye.

  14. Pam /// 10.19.2016 /// 10:01am

    Would love to make this rug!!! Can the yarn be purchased along w pattern? What skill level would you say it takes to knit the rug? Is it a lengthy time frame to complete on average? Please advise.

  15. Julia /// 12.01.2017 /// 11:03am

    Ijust bought doll rod to my own knitting and crochet hooks now ICN start.

  16. Julia /// 12.01.2017 /// 11:05am

    Just bought doll rod to make myown knitting and crotchet hooks

  17. Tami /// 03.13.2019 /// 7:56am

    I love this project! Are there kits for sale? I wiuld love to have my own flock blanket! How fun

Instant Max AI Immediate Byte Stock Blast Pro Contemporary artists from around the world are featured every day, as well as weekly content about show openings, art making headlines, must Visit canadian cigarette brands Discountciggs.com site which is fast , clean and designed beautifully.