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typette:

blue-author:

runnerjive:

thre3dprint:

Open Source Clothing.

Now I feel it imperative to reblog this, because the project seems to have hit a snag: The video they put up has been taken down because of claims of 3rd-party content, whatever whatever corporate lawyer stuff internet throttling stuff. That makes me think that Bennetton or one of the others whose stores were glimpsed in the background got their hooks in Vimeo.So I thought I’d tell you a yarn about how this thing works: You download the open-source plans for the machine. You build it. You download their open-souce clothing-maker program.You enter the desired measurements into the fields (the ones I remember from the video were arm and neck and chest measurements, so I’m sure they have waist and/or hips too)You print out your sweater, or hat, or scarf, or cardigan, or whatever it was that you selected. It takes an hour to print out the sweater, working off of the two yarn spools that you can see in the bottom right corner of this .gifThat’s it. Custom-fit, custom-color clothing in an hour, for the price of yarn. Can you see why one of the clothing companies targetted in the video might have felt threatened enough to force the video to come down?

I know if I sold overpriced manufactured clothes, I’d see this as a looming menace.

man, the goddamn future. I’m so impressed. I bet you’ll be able to program in, say, different patterns for colours with more yarns, right? I love it!I’ve worn a loom-made cotton shirt, and while the sleeves and ends curl a little, they’re ridiculously comfortable and can be super warm.Combine this with soft hemp yarn, and talk about your sustainable wardrobe. Awesome. I bet you can print out pieces and then sew/assemble them after too!

typette:

blue-author:

runnerjive:

thre3dprint:

Open Source Clothing.

Now I feel it imperative to reblog this, because the project seems to have hit a snag: The video they put up has been taken down because of claims of 3rd-party content, whatever whatever corporate lawyer stuff internet throttling stuff. That makes me think that Bennetton or one of the others whose stores were glimpsed in the background got their hooks in Vimeo.
So I thought I’d tell you a yarn about how this thing works:
You download the open-source plans for the machine.
You build it.
You download their open-souce clothing-maker program.
You enter the desired measurements into the fields (the ones I remember from the video were arm and neck and chest measurements, so I’m sure they have waist and/or hips too)
You print out your sweater, or hat, or scarf, or cardigan, or whatever it was that you selected. It takes an hour to print out the sweater, working off of the two yarn spools that you can see in the bottom right corner of this .gif
That’s it. Custom-fit, custom-color clothing in an hour, for the price of yarn. Can you see why one of the clothing companies targetted in the video might have felt threatened enough to force the video to come down?

I know if I sold overpriced manufactured clothes, I’d see this as a looming menace.

man, the goddamn future. I’m so impressed. I bet you’ll be able to program in, say, different patterns for colours with more yarns, right? I love it!

I’ve worn a loom-made cotton shirt, and while the sleeves and ends curl a little, they’re ridiculously comfortable and can be super warm.

Combine this with soft hemp yarn, and talk about your sustainable wardrobe. Awesome. I bet you can print out pieces and then sew/assemble them after too!

(Source: prostheticknowledge, via forensicartist)

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crochetyknitter:

Dear knitters, crocheters, sewers, and all other DIYers,

Have you been looking for a charity to donate your creations to?

Some of my co-workers recently visited the My Stuff Bags Foundation, which is based in the Los Angeles area. This awesome charity makes duffel bags full of goodies for…

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katiedollthesillyhead:

antisocial-internet-addict:

katiedollthesillyhead:

gotta love knitting needles. i can make a scarf. i can make a hat. i can stab your eyes out. i can make mittens.

What was that middle part?

i can make a hat

(via curiousthimble)

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hobbybird:

So. What do I do with my leftovers?

I display them in a glass jar until I have enough for socks or a scarf.

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taxdollars:

I love finding the bulk lots on Amazon that people on Etsy are reselling for 900% markup.

Kinda like those “vintage” octopus charms you can get at Michaels or any other craft store.

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shatterknits:

ariedreaming:

I made a thing. Thing needs blocking.
Song of the Sea Cowl

I know I like just reblogged this, but Can you imainge using this technique making bigger and bigger scales to make like a shawl or something huge.It’s look like dragon skin.

shatterknits:

ariedreaming:

I made a thing. Thing needs blocking.

Song of the Sea Cowl

I know I like just reblogged this, but Can you imainge using this technique making bigger and bigger scales to make like a shawl or something huge.

It’s look like dragon skin.

(Source: matkahaltia)

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dailyyarn:

Brilliant tutorial on how to make highly texture boucle/ spiral yarn found here: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEw11/KSFEATboucle.php

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living-change:

This chunky infinity loop scarf is inspired by the cowl/wrap that Katniss wears in “The Hunger Games”

living-change:

This chunky infinity loop scarf is inspired by the cowl/wrap that Katniss wears in “The Hunger Games”