Come visit the WOLWAEREN EXHIBITION by designer Roland Pieter Smit.

Between 17 March and 30 April, in the Charlie + Mary store in De Hallen.

Hannie Dankbaar Passage 6, Amsterdam.


With Wolwaeren, a series of seven blankets made by people with a mental or physical impairment, Roland Pieter Smit designed looms that, among other things, reflect the psychologicall and physical possibilities of the operators. For example autistic people can work with very thin yarn, while those with Downs syndrome prefer to work with thicker yarn. The yarn is made from wool from the island of Texel (once lucrative but now almost worthless), and by offering sheep farmers an honest price.