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Knitting the ‘Net

Okay, technically it’s embroidery and cross-stitching, but after reading Jenny William’s blog on GeekDad, I couldn’t think of a better title than hers.

 “Crafter Sailor Coruscant executed this internet sampler, complete with <3s, emoticons, a keyboard layout and many other internet-related features.”

The pattern Sailor Coruscant used is based off of a Livejournal entry.

Craft Magazine picked up on this too.

 It made me wonder just how much technology-inspired needlework is out there. A lot, apparently. Just check out this set on Flickr, truly an ode to Mac. Here’s a group promoting open source.

There is an entire cross-stitch subculture of stitching video game characters. They even got onto eHow.

So now you know.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.