The World Cup in Machine Embroidery!

The World Cup has just started and over here in the UK, this means we’re in for a few weeks of jubilation and national pride until we get knocked out in the quarter finals or something. I’m not a big football fan – in case that wasn’t already obvious –…

PaleGray Labs’ Marvelous Machine Quilting

    Delightful things are coming out of PaleGray Labs, a collaboration between cartoonist/animator/quilter Nina Paley and scientist/author/software developer Theodore Gray. Based in Urbana, IL, this power duo is taking computerized stitching in creative new directions. They’ve done some machine embroidered animations, like these (and also this): And they’re putting their…

FFFoF – A Flowering Theory

It’s always great to see another stitchy animation – if you’ve got a couple of minutes, take a break and enjoy this clever piece of work: “A Flowering Theory is a visual journey through one of the most influential texts in scientific literature, Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Created…