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Makassar @ Kedai Buku Jenny
Apr 21, 2013


Dundee @ Dundee Rep's Bonar Hall
Nov 04, 2014


Knit Danshi

@ VOL 85 ON SEP 28, 2011

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.


All the World's a Square

@ VOL 102 ON APR 24, 2013

The Granny Square project is an initiative asking crocheters from around the world to crochet and send one or more "Granny Square" motifs to Japan to make the world’s largest ‘Granny Square Blanket’. Bernd needs at least 7,150 squares of 20 x 20 cm. Once completed, the blanket will be submitted to Guinness World Records. But the best is that, after, the blanket will be divided back into regular size afghans and donated to temporary housing facilities in Tohoku, Japan, to support victims of the March 2011 earthquake.

You'll find more info at the "Knit for Japan" website.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 1, 2013.


I Love Knitting

@ 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.


Variations in Knitting

@ 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.


Storytelling Through Patterns and Strings

@ 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. 



Das ist Klunkar


Simone Angerer always choose a different way than other girls in her neighborhoods. She visited the Higher technical college for building construction, was an online editor and at the moment she is training to be a graphic designer. And because of her passion for handmade jewellery and knitted work she founded her own label "Klunkar". There she designs and make little 'jewels' with all her heart and soul.


The Intersection of Architecture and Wool

@ 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.


April's Hands

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

Heather Fisher is an elementary school teacher and Lisa is a stay-at-home Mom. They collaborated to create ‘Lisa’s Hands’, which features some of the creative processes of Lisa.

Over the past two years as they have visited, Heather has loved watching Lisa’s strong yet delicate, skillful hands knit or create something.  Lisa embodies creativity!  Heather’s gives voice to some of Lisa’s musings about the various things she envisions and creates.


Translating the Digital into the Physical World

@ 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.


Wearable Technology for All

@ 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. 


PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 1

As we posted earlier today, here is the promised event report from PechaKucha Night in Champaign-Urbana Vol. 1, held in September of last year. It comes courtesy of co-organizer Chritstina Tapp, and includes a look at all of the participants. Champaign-Urbana's very first PechaKucha Night, held in September at the Canopy Club, boasted a vibrant crowd of well over 350 people (including 13 awesome presenters and 2 sparkling emcees). In 10 rapid-fire presentations, the community experienced an explosion of creativity, from art quilts and knit graffiti to confectionery art and brotherly love; from math graphics and architecture to high-quality antiques; and from back stories and everyday illustrations to a couple that wed at Taco Bell—yes, it's true! After rockin' introductions by emcees and radio hosts William Gillespie and Cristy Scoggins, Deborah Fell kicked off C-U's inaugural PK by showcasing her exquisite art quilts and describing her medium as a vehicle for social awareness. Jason Berg discussed how illustration gets a bad rap due to the prevalence of generic clip art. He pointed out that elegant illustration can communicate knowledge quickly and effectively—and has probably saved your life! The ladies of El Stitch y Bitch, Thelma T Uranga and Stephanie Manriquez, shared their passion for guerilla knitting, describing it as not only a way to send colorful messages, but way to establish a presence in communities. Describing a daring career transition into sugar arts, Buffy Vance talked about her culinary studies in France, and showed us how cake decorating is truly an art form. They're brothers, set designers, competitors, and friends. David Warfel and Andy Warfel revealed their insights on the power of artistic thought and inspiration. Miriam Martincic presented sculptures and drawings with funny, singular, and intimate origins, illustrating her points with warm stories of family life and conversation. Erik M Hemingway explored the way smart architecture, art, and building innovation are entwined—and how they lead to a better quality of life. Michael Trott, a designer of Wolfram's Mathematica, blew our minds by showing us how mathematical algorithms can be used to generate a wide variety of interesting and pleasing shapes, forms, and patterns. Taking us on a tour of unusual Americana, Heidi Kellner and Bob Zordani shared their adventures in running Z&K Antiques. Paul Brooks wrapped up the show demonstrating how he and his wife, Caragh, got married at Taco Bell. You heard right—Taco Bell! He described the media frenzy that followed, as well as a few tips for engaged couples who don't buy into the wedding industry machine. Join us on January 30 2010 at the Canopy Club for the next Pecha Kucha Night C-U—it promises to be a funky good time!


Knit Danshi

In our "Presentation of the Day" for this Friday, 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.


All the World's a Square

"We wanted to make the world's largest crochetted blanket."In All the World's a Square, from Tokyo, Vol. 124, repeat PechaKucha Presentor, 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 world's largest crochetted blanket. Check out how this creative project became greater than the sum of all its parts. 

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