series of 20 sweaters were each knit using the wool of individual merino sheep
from Aerle Rixtel, a village in the South of the Netherlands. Both the
yarn-spinning and knitting were done in a small scale industrial fashion. Although
the sweaters were made in an identical way, each is different; revealing the
individual quality of the wool of each different sheep through its size, colour
sheep were photographed before and after their sheering by Roel van Tour. One
Sheep Sweater was a continuation of the earlier project; One Sheep Cardigan. In
this iteration Meindertsma found a type of wool that was better suited to the
project and eliminated the handwork (and therefore exaggerate the potential
differences in the wool itself) by using a 3D knitting machine.
The one sheep seaters are part of the collection
of the Textilemuseum in Tilburg and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Mathee Kamp, La Filature de Hibou, Lise lefebvre, Textilelab,
Roel van Tour
Photography: Mathijs Labadie, Roel van Tour Text edit: Laura Houseley Graphic design: Kumi Hiroi Coding: Henrik van Leeuwen