Sunday, 19 April 2009

Ele Carpenter

Title: SpiderWorkerKnitter

Ele Carpenter stitched this handkerchief at the Umea Folk Festival in Northern Sweden, February 2009.

On arriving in Sweden Nano Stern ( ) was intrigued to hear a children's song familiar to him from Chile. Nano sang his own version of the song, starting with the original character of the spider, but translating the work of the spider into the idea of a worker, and the spinning of thread into knitting. Weaving together the threads of webs, workers and making, Nano's passionate song struck a chord with the open source embroidery project ( ).