My brother is a computer geek, and I’m a needlework nerd. I know a little bit about computer stuff and can manage a bit of technological maneuvering when necessary. Why is it that my brother, though, can’t handle working with a needle ‘n thread? Well – maybe this new initiative will bridge the gap!
Over on Gizmodo, there’s an interesting feature on needlework and technology, highlighting a recent article from Wired. It’s kind of interesting, and certainly worth taking a look at, even if you don’t plan to stitch a motherboard or electrify your latest embroidery project! Just think – a whole new use for metal thread embroidery!
The article on Wired highlights the fact that the first programmed machine was actually a loom, so the connection between the textile world and technology is nothing new, really. Much of the main focus of the Industrial Revolution was, after all, the textile industry.
Take a look at the two articles – the original on Wired and the overview and commentary on Gizmodo – to see a whole new take on technology and needlework…
Then stop back by and let me know what you think….! If you’re any kind of a computer-oriented person or spend your “real job” working on computers, do you see connections between your needlework and your computer work?
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