Wool Is Cool But Can You Drive It?
If you ever wanted to be the owner of a sleek and flashy red Ferrari, now’s your chance — assuming, of course, you don’t mind that it’s made out of wool.
That’s right – wool.
UK-based artist Lauren Porter, 22, used approximately 12 miles of the stuff (over 10 years, no less) to craft a red Ferrari that’s almost exactly to scale.
“The knitting is made up mostly of squares, around 250. I made paper patterns from the frame and knitted and crocheted the other shapes and details by eye. I have never followed a pattern and would be lost if I had to knit a pair of socks!” she told AOL News.
The model car has already been on display at fine-art galleries and car shows in London, Paris and Amsterdam, and now, Porter says it’s time for it to find a permanent home.
“I would ideally like it to be on display and enjoyed by the public but am open to any ideas,” she said.
In the past Porter has knitted a life-sized chair, toilet and sink. She’s currently working on a series of quilted British birds.
Subscribe to 107.3 KFFM on