WWW: knitting robots ; unconventional weaving; periodic table of the elements

PANDA RobotDo robots dream of knitting? Knitting machines exist, but there’s something different about knitting with two sticks and string. At the University of Berlin (Germany), research by Dr. Pat Treusch is underway to determine how to teach a robot, PANDA, to knit. You can learn more about PANDA at Do robots dream of knitting? – Träumen Roboter vom Stricken?.

Samat weaving Freedome 1 ... To Be Me (2017)Can you weave that? For artist Anne Samat the answer is often yes. She mixes traditional yarns with unconventional materials like rattan sticks or metal.

[Photo Anne’s work Freedom 1 … To Be Me (rattan sticks, yarns, washers, rakes, PVC chains, home (kitchen/garden) utensils and stationery items, 2017). Photo by: RK Fine Art]

Stewart Macrame Periodic TableJane Stewart created a stunning tribute to the periodic table of the elements out of thread! (Yes, it’s macramé!)

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Penny Shima Glanz spends her days spinning yarn and code into memorable projects. Small businesses rely on her for smart technology decisions. She creates understated elegance in her hand-knit and crochet designs. She loves muddy trail runs, fosters kittens, and lives in Westchester, NY with her husband and cat.