‘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

The World Record Certificate

guinness_bernd01I have just received the official certificate to our Guinness World Record. Again, thank you all, who helped making this possible.


11.250 Granny Squares in on blanket

When I started this project in 2012, I could not envisioned what we completed yesterday at Ishinomaki. On Saturday, September 20th, together with many friend and supporters we completed our world record blanket. The event was our attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for the world’s largest crochet blanket of  306.2 m². 

The final count of the blanket is:

  • 11,250 Granny Squares of 20 x 20 cm,
  • Finished size 476,78 m²

The blanket has now been made into smaller blankets to be given to victims of the 2011 earthquake and Tsunami in the Tohoku area.

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私は2012年にこのプロジェクトを始めました。これは大きな成功を収めました。 昨日、9月20日石巻で多くの友人や支援者と一緒に世界記録ブランケットを完了した。 イベントは306.2㎡の世界最大のかぎ針編みの毛布の現在のギネス世界記録を破るために私たちの試みでした。


  • 11,250 モチーフ (20 x 20 cm),
  • 出来上がたサイズ 476,78 m²


Knit for Japan in the German news

DSC_0248The German Press Agency has kindly  mentioned ‘Knit for Japan’ in an article to their subscribing newspapers. 2 German newspapers already have published the article. Here the link to the article on Main-Netz. Of course, the article is written in German.

ドイツのプレス庁は親切に’Knit for Japan’について記事を作りました。ドイツにある二つの新聞がその記事を発表しています。こちらで読んで下さい。ドイツ語です。

Roll of 10 blankets – 10枚のロール」

kfj_roll03We have wonderful warm weather today. So I took the roll of 10 blankets outside, to take a pictures. The piece is 20m long and 1 m wide. Next week, we will connect 20 of such rolls into our blanket of 400 sqm.


Roll of 10 – 10枚のロール


kfj_roll01Over the past weeks I received several finished blankets. To prepare for our final event next week in Ishinomaki, I already joint 10 blankets into one large ribbon. Unfortunately, today we have rain, but should the weather allow, I will take a picture of the ‘Roll of 10’.


Yomiuri Shinbun Workshop No. 2

kfj_yomiuri01Today we had our 2nd workshop to connect more Granny Squares. Many supporters joint us at the Yomiuri Shinbun headquarter. We managed to finish 2 complete blankets. Last week one of the ladies took a blanket home and brought back today. So we have 3 more blankets ready for our world record attempt in September.

今日私たちは、モチーフを会わせるために第2回ワークショップをやりました。多くの人が読売新聞本社で私たちを助けました。  ブランケット2枚で来ました。先週の女性は、毛布を家に取り、今日持ち帰りました。だから9月の世界記録のために後ブランケット3枚準備しました。