1,000-Strand Extreme Knittingcomments (6) January 6th, 2009
Rachel John is the pioneer in the Extreme Textiles movement. Her tremendous influences in yarn and woodcraft over the past several years have been spreading worldwide. Using enormous hand-hewed wood knitting needles and seemingly impossible multistranded yarn, Rachel creates one-of-a-kind knitted pieces. This enchanting video will inspire you to try your hand at extreme knitting on a scale comfortable to you. This mind-blowing feat was performed in October of 2006 for the very first Unravel knitting festival near London. Rachel set a new world record by hand-knitting 1,000 strands of yarn on giant needles at the show.
Check out Rachel John's website and online store for the tools and ideas to get you started.
For more information about other knitting events across the pond, visit the British Hand Knitting Association online.