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.
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?