I read about the people from the Electronic Textile Institute in Berlin already a while ago. I was excited to have the chance to meet Victoria Pawlik in the space in Berlin Wedding on Saturday together with Andre Rebentisch from the Berlin Startup community.
Victoria Pawlik at Electronic Textile Institute (etib.org)
The group working at the space is still small, but the projects they are doing are already very exciting. Victoria studied fashion design and uses the places as a creative space to develop ideas and produce cloth designs, which she sells at community markets and online shops like VLP-Designs at Dawanda and RedPinkGreen at Etsy.
Electronic Textile Institute Berlin
Other people at the space are coming from the IT and hackers community. Fabienne is known for her involvement into Open Source and Open Hardware. She likes to hack into knitting machines and creates incredible patterns, that are unique in every aspect. One of the designs at the shop is particularly interesting as none of the pattern parts repeat itself.
By Open-Sourcing older Brother knitting machines and connecting a PC to a machine Fabienne was able to enhance the functioning and extend the functionalities beyond the original one.
Brother CK-35, Open Sourced Knitting Machine
Knitting Pattern of Fabienne Serriere, Electronic Textile Institute Berlin
Electronic Textile Institute Berlin with Victoria Pawlik and Andre Rebentisch
- Electronic Textile Institute – The Kaschmir Hacker Space, etib.org
- Fabienne Serriere, fabienne.us
- VLP Design, vlp-designs.de
- Victoria’s Dawanda-Shop de.dawanda.com/shop/vlp-designs
- Loopz Berlin www.etsy.com/shop/loopzberlin
- Victoria’s Etsy-Shop etsy.com/shop/redpinkgreen
- Year of Open Source, yearofopensource.net/the-wonderful-wooly-world-of-hacked-knitting-machines/