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a spoonful of threads

May 5, 2014 // by kath

I made a knitted spoon for the upcoming “Spoons!” exhibition at The Slow Club. It’s called “A Spoonful of Threads” (original name was “nice and slow”). I was thinking of a slow / handmade theme – slow baking, stitching, knitting. I was going to do stitching but ended up knitting. it’s using three stitches — […]

red velvet stitched circuit — blinking led

March 4, 2014 // by kath

red velvet stitched circuit — blinking led http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtxsERq2JpI testing the conductive thread. it’s conductive, hurrah I left the hoop on to stabilise it a bit whilst I had it connected to the computer. it’s the tutorial on adafruit site, though I modified their circuit pattern into the circles & didn’t have the clips to test […]

stitch grafitti

August 12, 2013 // by kath

I’ve been looking through the craftivist collective website and some of their projects. they do many fibre / textiles / craft based activism (craftivism) projects to raise issues to people in the community. they also write about slow activism and the importance of personal reflection when making – I love this idea and it’s something […]