‘Knit for Japan’ @ PechaKucha April 22th – 4月22ぺちゃくちゃで ‘Knit for Japan’

pecha-kucha-nightI will be presenting ‘The Granny Square Project’ and our Guinness World Record this week at PechaKucha Tokyo on April 22th. 



  • Date: April 22th
  • Time: 20:20 – 23:00
  • Venue: @ SuperDeluxe 〒106-0031 Tokyo, Minato-ku, Nishi Azabu 3-1-25 B1/ 〒106-0031東京都港区西麻布3-1-25 B1F

We got the Guinness World Record

gwr01I have just received the following notice from Guinness World Records.

We are thrilled to inform you that your application for Largest crochet blanket has been successful and you are now the Guinness World Record Title Holder!

A big “Thank you” to all, who helped making this possible.





Yomiuri Culture Exhibition – よみうりカルチャー展 読売新聞本社ビルで開催中

yomiuri_culture02Yomiuri Culture is hosting an exhibition at the new head office in Otemachi. The exhibition opened yesterday at the gallery on the 2nd floor. Until September 13. ‘Knit for Japan’ is displaying motifs and blankets.

On August 20th and 26th we will have workshops to connect motifs into blankets. Download a flyer.



ドイツ人ニット作家のベルンド・ケストラー講師による「Knit for Japan」(東日本大震災被災地にブランケットを贈る支援活動)のモチーフつなぎを、本ギャラリー前で行います。参加無料。ギネス記録にもつながる挑戦に、ご協力ください。

  • 8月20日(水)午前10時~午後4時
  • 8月26日(火)午前10時~午後4時



Final event

kfj_popFor our final event on September 20th in Ishinomaki to connect all blankets into one large piece, we are looking for volunteer. If you like to join and crochet yourself into history, please let me know.

ドイツ生まれのニット男子”ベルンド・ケストラー”さんが呼び掛けで開始した、世界一大きなグラニースクウェア・ブランケットを作成し東北の被災地の方へお届けする 慈善活動、”Knit for Japan(ニット・フォー・ジャパン)”が




Connect motifs – モチーフを会わせる

kfj_granny0210私はまだモチーフの数を持っています。それは、会わせるごとが必要があります。皆様が日本に住んでいて、これで私を助けることができる場合は、連絡を取ってください。 急便で送るごとが出来ます。私は十分なモチーフを持っています。  是非、皆様、参加して下さい。東北の皆さんに素晴らしいブランケットを作りましょう。

I still have a number of motifs, that needs to be connected. If you live in Japan and can help me with this, please get in touch. I can send you the motifs by delivery service. At the moment, I have enough motifs. Just looking for help connecting them.


118 more Granny Squares – 118枚もっとグラニー・スクエア

It is great to see more squares are coming in. I received 118 of colorful motifs, some already crocheted together to small blankets.


6 more boxes of Granny Squares and yarn – グラニース・クエアと毛糸

Over the past week I got 6 more quite large boxes of “Granny Squares” and yarn. It will take me some days to go through and post pictures of them all. Below I post pictures of one of the boxes here from Japan I opened today.