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Hacking the Brother KM-950i to Knit Multi-Colour Patterns – Heart of Pluto. I’ve previously discussed hacking the Brother KM-950i.

Hacking the Brother KM-950i to Knit Multi-Colour Patterns – Heart of Pluto

The major limitation to this work was the hack only supported two-colour patterns. That’s like having a black and white printer when what I really wanted was a colour printer! Two-colour patterns are quite simple. Each knit is represented in binary (0 or 1) for the two colours. So how could this possibly support multi-colour?

The Brother file format has never been fully reverse-engineered. Through trial and error I worked out what part of the header was storing height and width information. Just an aside: patterns use to be uploaded to the knitting machine by a specially designed in-built scanner that accepts mylar sheets. Back to multi-colour… the real ‘ah-hah!’ Hothouse - Crafts Council. Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code #2 - Code as Material - Crafts Council. Code as material SymposiumWednesday 17th June, 10.30am - 5pm Electric Works Sheffield Digital Campus Sheffield S1 2BJ This event is the second edition of an ongoing series of discussions titled “Sonic Pattern and the Textility of code” exploring diverse viewpoints on weaving, knitting, live coding, mathematics, generative music and digital making.

Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code #2 - Code as Material - Crafts Council

This second symposium will focus on code as live material, and material as coded form, exploring in new light thrown by artists and makers increasingly using code in their practice alongside other materials. Speakers Include:Theo BurtMatt JonesGemma LathamSharon MossbeckFrancesca Sargent Evening performancesWednesday 17th June 7.30pm-10pm Access Space: Lab 3-7 Sidney St Sheffield S1 4RG Exploring the sonic pattern theme through audiovisual evening performances, including new work from Paul Wolinski (65dos).

Rigid Heddle Loom by karlparanya. World class weaving solutions. OpenKnit is a 3D knitter that can create garments in just one hour. Designer Gerard Rubio has created an open source robotic loom that is able to knit entire seamless garments in less than one hour (+ movie).

OpenKnit is a 3D knitter that can create garments in just one hour

Springing from Rubio’s own studies with 3D printing at Escolar Superior de Disseny in Barcelona, OpenKnit allows users to design and print their own garments seamlessly on one machine. The designer built OpenKnit completely from scratch, drawing up plans and putting it together as he went, following a trial and error process that took more than a year. "I started by learning how knitting machines work, to start figuring out how a seamless garment could be created automatically," Rubio told Dezeen. "Once I understood it would be possible to achieve, I started drawing the machine and building it at the same time. " A moving carriage guided by a sensor pulls threads across the machine above the hooks, which move up to grab them and pull them down to create stitches. Clothes. The ribbon : fabrickit. The ribbon for orders of 100+ yards (continuous or cut to measure) please email hello@fabrick.it for pricing and ordering info We LOVE this ribbon. - made from tinsel wire & polyester - almost 0 Ohm resistance - flexible - can be used as seam tape - can be sewn in place with a sewing machine or by hand - solderable - washable!

the ribbon : fabrickit

For instructions, see soldering the ribbon. for orders of 100+ yards (continuos or cut to measure) please email hello@fabrick.it for pricing and ordering info Design filesfabrickit ribbon datasheet sold by the yard. Weaving. Rigid Heddle Weaving: About the Rigid Heddle Loom. Anything that holds warp threads tightly is a loom.

Rigid Heddle Weaving: About the Rigid Heddle Loom

The difference between looms is how the warp is held and how the sheds are created. A rigid heddle loom is, in effect, a frame loom. Generally, it has 4 sides (but not always--as in the case with the "EasyWeaver" by Harrisville Designs which only has warp beams). You can weave anything on a frame loom. Here's a nice video of Tim from New Voyager Trading telling us the difference between an RH loom and other types of looms. Although he says that an RH loom is limiting, this isn't necessarily true.

Blick Art Materials' Current Promo Code. **This post contains affiliate links, that if you make a purchase after using the links, I will receive a small compensation with helps to keep this web page online and allows me to purchase materials to keep weaving and sharing what I learn. Pin Loom Weaving. Kromski Harp Forte- A Rigid Heddle Loom - Kromski N.A. Perhaps the most popular rigid heddle loom in North America.

Kromski Harp Forte- A Rigid Heddle Loom - Kromski N.A.

If you are new to weaving, proceed with confidence as the Kromski Harp Forte will prepare you for a lifetime of weaving – what you learn on a Harp all carries forward to a larger loom. Size, price point and the Harp package of accessories make it a perfect loom. 16″ Kromski Harp* Features of the Harp Forte • A warping board is integral the Harp’s design: turn over the loom and you can make your warp (five yards plus). Harp as a Warping Board • The Harp folds, with warp attached, and fits neatly into the Kromski tote bag.

. • The Kromski Harp is turned of European Alder wood and coated in a clear finish for a beautifully striking look. . • The Harp Forte has innovative metal ratchets and pawls that use the power of rare earth magnets to keep parts engaged regardless of the tension or the angle of the loom. With the Kromski Harp Harp Folded. You get the complete package.