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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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BY TAKASHI TSUNODA
@ VOL 92 ON MAY 30, 2012

Takashi Tsunoda (of Twelvetone) speaks on his wonderful paper toys, and how he creates them with the intention of inspiring children to customize and create their own figures. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on August 21, 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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Storytelling Through Patterns and Strings

BY MEGHAN PRICE
@ VOL 28 ON JAN 21, 2014

String Theory is a partnership between two textile designers, Lysanne Latulippe and Meghan Price. The name String Theory is borrowed from a theory of physics that says the world is made of vibrating strings. As constructed textile designers, the two designers work with the math and physics of fibres, yarns, knitting and weaving to develop structure, pattern and texture. 

 

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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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The Intersection of Architecture and Wool

BY PAMELA LEONARD
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 13, 2015

By day, Pamela Leonard uses colored pencils and models in her life as an architect, creating buildings and spaces for habitation and wonder. By night, yarn and watercolors become the materials by which rich structures for warmth and joy are created at her hand. A graduate of Mississippi State University School of Architecture, and a practicing Architect, Pamela always looks for the intersection of the physical and the spiritual in her work, day and night. Join her as she intersects architecture and wool.

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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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