Yes, the great maesters of machine knitting and hacking have met spontaneously (ok, newbies and designers also!).
Surprisingly we all are in Berlin at the same time and got to meet each other (after having read so much about each others work on the web).
Kanno So Created software for the Glitchknit project
Fabienne Serriere Knitting machine hacker, mathematician, antenna project maker, gardener and much more
Asuka Miyata knitting machine enthusiast, learning to hack and code brother knitting machine
Victoria Pawlik Designer & Manager of ETIB & owner of many knitting machines
Joon Lee Seoung Mens Knitwear Designer
We all showed samples our our work and made a tour of our machines.
So showing us his glitch programme
Fabienne showing samples made with the brother garter carriage
So and Hannah talking about Fabiennes brother kh 930
Asuka playing with the musical knitted ball with conductive thread (it emits different
tones and is filled with a balloon!)
A cone of conductive thread with inox and the conductive ball Hannah made
So looking at Fabiennes knitted hat (yes that is an ordinary ladder in the background…)
It was so great to meet them at last and we covered a wide range of subjects and interests (I mean space travel definately has a need for etextiles…), maybe even obscure art projects like covering a buildung in knit with people acting as needles or the widest scarf knitted on my machines (new world record…is there even an old one for that?).
I hope we´ll work together in future and have many more enjoyable meetups!