The sessions were audio recorded for a podcast, which will be published for the Gentle Gestures edition ofMakings Journal, I’m interested in exploring soundscape as a means of storytelling and as an audio carrier bag.
This workshop gave participants a brief introduction to a Brother KH-830 knitting machine. Powered by hand and programmed by a punch-card system, it owes a legacy to the jacquard loom and helped inform the design of early computers. Participants learned how to cast on and change yarn on a simplified wooden version, before trying out their new skills on the needle bed and carriage of the knitting machine itself. My research is concerned with networks both digital and cultural, infrastructural, and metaphorical - machine knitting a 'carrier bag' or container for this idea.