Another video about machine knitting with brother machines with Fabienne Serriere from by Sam Muir in “Spring time” in Berlin 2012/13, which rather looks like winter though still 😉
This winter has been the longest and darkest in Berlin since 1951, so last month I paid another visit to Fabienne Serrière (FBZ) who you might recall from my earlier video as a hardware hacker and machine knitter extraordinaire. This time I had something of my own I wanted to knit. Inspired by Fabienne and Becky Stern and everybody else involved in hacking these machines, who built upon the work of others and then put their own improvements into the commons, I decided to draw on the commons to create an open source hat. … One of many images from Snowflakes: a Chapter from the Book of Nature (1863) on the Public Domain Review. These images are certainly beautiful, but that was 1863, we’ve moved on a bit since then. Now, thanks to the aid of modern technology, we can finally present these snowflakes as the artist would have envisioned them, in glorious 1-bit duocolor [yearofopensource.net/snowflake-hat/]
Knitted Snowflakes from: Snowflakes: a Chapter from the Book of Nature (1863)
Two files to help reproduce the work are attached to this entry or check out the original guides below.
- Snowflake Instructions: yearofopensource.net/snowflake-hat-instructions/
- Fabienne Serriere, fabienne.us
- Knitting Video Part I : yearofopensource.net/the-wonderful-wooly-world-of-hacked-knitting…
- Knitting Video Part II: yearofopensource.net/snowflake-hat/
- Illustrations of Snowflakes: publicdomainreview.org/2012/12/04/illustrations-of-snowflakes-1863/
License: You also have permission to make, alter, improve or sell this hat, under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license.