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All the World's a Square
BY BERND KESTLER
@ VOL 102
ON APR 24, 2013
The Granny Square project is an initiative asking crocheters from around the world to crochet and send one or more "Granny Square" motifs to Japan to make the world’s largest ‘Granny Square Blanket’. Bernd needs at least 7,150 squares of 20 x 20 cm. Once completed, the blanket will be submitted to Guinness World Records. But the best is that, after, the blanket will be divided back into regular size afghans and donated to temporary housing facilities in Tohoku, Japan, to support victims of the March 2011 earthquake.
You'll find more info at the "Knit for Japan" website.
"Presentation of the Day" on May 1, 2013.
Storytelling Through Patterns and Strings
BY MEGHAN PRICE
@ VOL 28
ON JAN 21, 2014
String Theory is a partnership between two textile designers, Lysanne Latulippe and Meghan Price. The name String Theory is borrowed from a theory of physics that says the world is made of vibrating strings. As constructed textile designers, the two designers work with the math and physics of fibres, yarns, knitting and weaving to develop structure, pattern and texture.
Das ist Klunkar
BY SIMONE ANGERER
Simone Angerer always choose a different way than other girls in her neighborhoods. She visited the Higher technical college for building construction, was an online editor and at the moment she is training to be a graphic designer. And because of her passion for handmade jewellery and knitted work she founded her own label "Klunkar". There she designs and make little 'jewels' with all her heart and soul.
BY HEATHER FISHER
@ VOL 5
ON SEP 15, 2015
Heather Fisher is an elementary school teacher and Lisa is a stay-at-home Mom. They collaborated to create ‘Lisa’s Hands’, which features some of the creative processes of Lisa.
Over the past two years as they have visited, Heather has loved watching Lisa’s strong yet delicate, skillful hands knit or create something. Lisa embodies creativity! Heather’s gives voice to some of Lisa’s musings about the various things she envisions and creates.
Translating the Digital into the Physical World
BY JEFF DONALDSON
@ VOL 5
ON SEP 14, 2015
Jeff Donaldson takes us into his obsession with the glitch world - creating knits and woven fabrics generated by game consoles, websites, data backups, and viruses to create physical, and wearable items!
Jeff is an artist and designer based in Maryland. In 2001 Donaldson began preparing video hardware to intentionally short-circuit. This practice is the foundation for his textile and surface design practice.
Wearable Technology for All
BY JENSIN ELAINE
@ VOL 6
ON OCT 19, 2015
Jensin Wallace relates her trip to Slovenia to collaborate with a man suffering from tetraplegia to create custom smart clothing to assist him on a day to day basis - all controlled by his cell phone! Wow!
Jensin was trained as textile textile designer at the Rhode Island School of Design and experimented with how to make sound and emotions tangible. After getting some experience in the luxury fashion industry, she went back to school and received a Masters of Design focusing in fashion and technology. Currently she works as a sweater technical designer for a high end women's label in NYC.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 9th, 2015.
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PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 1
As we posted earlier today, here is the promised event report from PechaKucha Night in Champaign-Urbana Vol. 1, held in September of last year. It comes courtesy of co-organizer Chritstina Tapp, and includes a look at all of the participants. Champaign-Urbana's very first PechaKucha Night, held in September at the Canopy Club, boasted a vibrant crowd of well over 350 people (including 13 awesome presenters and 2 sparkling emcees). In 10 rapid-fire presentations, the community experienced an explosion of creativity, from art quilts and knit graffiti to confectionery art and brotherly love; from math graphics and architecture to high-quality antiques; and from back stories and everyday illustrations to a couple that wed at Taco Bell—yes, it's true! After rockin' introductions by emcees and radio hosts William Gillespie and Cristy Scoggins, Deborah Fell kicked off C-U's inaugural PK by showcasing her exquisite art quilts and describing her medium as a vehicle for social awareness. Jason Berg discussed how illustration gets a bad rap due to the prevalence of generic clip art. He pointed out that elegant illustration can communicate knowledge quickly and effectively—and has probably saved your life! The ladies of El Stitch y Bitch, Thelma T Uranga and Stephanie Manriquez, shared their passion for guerilla knitting, describing it as not only a way to send colorful messages, but way to establish a presence in communities. Describing a daring career transition into sugar arts, Buffy Vance talked about her culinary studies in France, and showed us how cake decorating is truly an art form. They're brothers, set designers, competitors, and friends. David Warfel and Andy Warfel revealed their insights on the power of artistic thought and inspiration. Miriam Martincic presented sculptures and drawings with funny, singular, and intimate origins, illustrating her points with warm stories of family life and conversation. Erik M Hemingway explored the way smart architecture, art, and building innovation are entwined—and how they lead to a better quality of life. Michael Trott, a designer of Wolfram's Mathematica, blew our minds by showing us how mathematical algorithms can be used to generate a wide variety of interesting and pleasing shapes, forms, and patterns. Taking us on a tour of unusual Americana, Heidi Kellner and Bob Zordani shared their adventures in running Z&K Antiques. Paul Brooks wrapped up the show demonstrating how he and his wife, Caragh, got married at Taco Bell. You heard right—Taco Bell! He described the media frenzy that followed, as well as a few tips for engaged couples who don't buy into the wedding industry machine. Join us on January 30 2010 at the Canopy Club for the next Pecha Kucha Night C-U—it promises to be a funky good time!
In our "Presentation of the Day" for this Friday, Bernd Kestler talks about hand-knitting beaded bags from the Art Deco period. You can also visit Bernd's "Knit for Japan" site, a project he developed to support vicitims of the 2011 Japan earthquake/tsunami.
All the World's a Square
"We wanted to make the world's largest crochetted blanket."In All the World's a Square, from Tokyo, Vol. 124, repeat PechaKucha Presenter, and Yokohama Knit Artist, Bernd Kestler started an initiative called "Knit for Japan" in response to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Originally aimed at providing knitting supplies for people of Tohoku, the project evolved into the "Granny Square Project” in which Bernd collected 20cm X 20cm knitted squares from all around the world. Little did he know he would receive so many that he was able to create the world's largest crocheted blanket. Check out how this creative project became greater than the sum of all its parts.
The Artist And The Machine
“I use yarn as you would use paint.” In The Artist And The Machine from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 3, Lorna Hamilton-Brown MBE talks about her current practice as a visual artist. Using knitting as a medium for social comment, Lorna shows a selection of her work and the concepts behind it.
PechaKucha Night Townsville VOL. 14
VOL. 14 was an amazing evening, a big thank you to all of our speakers! Leigh Turner, teacher and photographer – Rooster Rules: What’s Chinese New Year about? Mike Nicholas – Restoring a coastal wetland or “how to turn a swamp into a wetland” Katya Venter - Knitting in art and in films Martin Potter – Small Town Dreams Dave Sewell - My Kiln Temple, Intergalactic Explorer or Dave’s Folly Ingrid Marker - Cassowary Keystone Conservation - Three words we never want to hear "I Remember When" Hywel Jones, Registered Landscape Architect – Landscape Design in the Dry Tropics Pip Earl – Pip's Silks - The Naked Nurse Brent Arena - Food for Thought