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Bernd Kestler

Knit Artist in Yokohama

Knit Danshi

PRESENTED ON SEP 28, 2011
IN TOKYO @ VOL 85

In his presentation, 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.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 15, 2013.

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I Love Knitting

BY LESLEY MONTGOMERY
@ VOL 2 ON APR 23, 2013

Lesley Montgomery talks about why she began knitting, looking at what drew her to the hobby, and how she learned. She shows some of her antique knitting needles, supplies, and memorabilia, and some of the pieces she has created over the years.

 
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Variations in Knitting

BY JANA DEMPSEY
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 06, 2013

Jana Dempsey is a yarn dyer and seller, and a reluctant knitter. Her family yarn business turns 35 this year. Jana explores the world of knitting beyond the everyday.

 
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All the World's a Square

BY BERND KESTLER
@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015

Repeat PechaKucha Presenter and Yokohama Knit Artist, Bernd Kestler started an initiative called "Knit for Japan" in repsonse 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 worlds largest crochetted blanket. Check out how this creative project became greater than the sum of its parts. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 22, 2015.

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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.

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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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Knitting and Business

BY KRISTEN GALLAGHER
@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

Speaker Kristen Gallagher explains the journey of creating her business completely in terms of knitting, a labor of love that she also enjoys.

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Knitting My Journey

BY MAIJA NYGREN
IN GALASHIELS

Maija makes you think about the creative thinking behind knit design.

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Knitting in art and in films

BY KATYA VENTER
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 09, 2017

Katya Venter shows us Knitting like you’ve never seen it before!

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Keep Calm and Knit On!

BY SAKI CHIKARAISHI
@ VOL 149 ON JUL 26, 2017

編み物をコミュニケーションメディアとして捉え、 街や空間に関与するインスタレーションやプロジェクトを展開しているハイパーニットクリエイターの力石咲さん。人と人、人と街をつなげるプロジェクトを展開しているご自身のこれまでの活動と、現在進行中のプロジェクトを紹介してくださいます。

“Hyper Knit” creator Saki Chikaraishi sees knitting as a communication medium whereby she exhibits installations and large scale knitting projects towns centers and open spaces. She introduces how her activities have connected people to people, and people to places.  Her unique offbeat projects are bound to impress!