Sunday, April 6, 2008

Open Source Embroidery

Ele Carpenter's ambitious Open Source Embroidery Project is something I bookmarked a few years ago and recently re-discovered it by stumbling on their Flickr photo group. From her site:

The Open Source Embroidery project brings together programming for embroidery and computing. It's based on the common characteristics of needlework crafts and open source computer programming: gendered obsessive attention to detail; shared social process of development; and a transparency of process and product.

An interesting as a project intended to inspire discussion, particularly as it also applies to the DIY movement where debates about copyright and how it applies to shared designs are continuously examined and challenged.