Annemette Beck is a Danish textile designer that specializes in the art of weaving. This rug made from recycled inner tubes from bicycle wheels (you can see a red flat repair patch!) is a testament to her extraordinary skill transforming ordinary materials. Annemette strives to "remove what is unnecessary so what only is essential remains." The tubes are cut to length and transformed by her hands and loom into an alternating pattern of tight and wide bands. The ability to use various materials (such as newspaper and plastic bags) in the art of both weaving and knitting opens the doors of upcycling and repurposing. These traditional and practical skills using ones hands and simple machinery can create countless products of value, beauty, and durability. Annemette Beck is a master of the trade and gives inspiration to what is possible.
7 by Doug Gunzelmann on August 11, 2008
About the Author:
Doug is in perpetual motion and a self-proclaimed adventure junkie, that has had a longtime love affair with the great outdoors.
“I love being a part of the active world. The stuff that blows my hair back is adventure (all shapes and sizes), photography, mountaineering, Muay Thai, and seeing natural beauty in all its forms. The living earth is the framework on which I build my life and free time. My ideal trip would be BASE jumping at Sotano de Las Golandrinas in Mexico (closest I could come to skydiving through the jungle!). I work towards keeping it real, green, and healthy. ”
Doug is the co-founder of LiveOAK, although he says he didn’t know what a blog was until a couple months after he started.
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