Amazing: a hand-knit portrait of Amy Winehouse, to commemorate the fifth anniversary of her death. Artist Lisa Bentman spent six weeks on the knitting, and then another week applying a sequin embellishment. You can learn more about the project in Lisa’s video diary. The FO is being raffled off for charity.
SlowTV comes to US Netflix! Overjoyed to learn that the legendary Norwegian Slow TV knitting shows are coming to Netflix August 6. Shall we have an internet knitting party/watch-along?
Adore this: not only is there a Harris Tweed bike ride on the Isle of Lewis, in which participants must be decked head-to-toe in outfits of the Scottish tweed fabric, but the prize – a yellow jersey, in the style of the Tour de France – is handknit from Scottish wool.
In the words of the researchers… although industrial knitting machines can produce very detailed, seamless, 3D surfaces quickly and autonomously, they are almost impossible to program for small, customized batch production. This work aims to solve that problem.
Speaking of speed: shearer Matt Smith (sadly not *that* one) breaks the world record for most sheep sheared in one session…
— British Wool (@BritishWool) July 26, 2016