Open Source Meets Needlework

Rikki Kite

ROSE Blog: Rikki's Open Source Exchange

Jun 12, 2009 GMT
Rikki Kite

About a year ago I wrote about Open Source Embroidery (and included a picture of an Audrey Hepburn pillow I embroidered, even though I doubt Audrey ever heard of Linux), and soon after that our World News editor included the project in her column.

Today I ran across a Wired online article, Geek Art: Needlework Brings Together Programmers, Crafters. Author Priya Ganapati writes, "Open source programmers and crafters may seem like they come from different worlds. Still, the two communities have much in common, says Ele Carpenter, the founder of Open Source Embroidery, a largely British movement."

Check out the article for more about the artists and some great photos of the fiber art, including an embroidered motherboard, an "HTML Patchwork" quilt, and a Knit-a-blog.

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