Projet: Ellentriek

Ellentriek #17 : Hack your knitting machine with Knitic !

Ellentriek goes textile : liberating knitting machines

In the eighties and nineties electronic knitting machines were readily available. But it was never a simple task to knit an image, a drawing, photograph, text you designed yourself with it. You could buy premade images on floppies of punch cards. This is all about to change ! With Knitic you can connect your computer directly to the knitting machine.

Do you have a Brother KH930 or KH940 ? Do you finally want to do what you want with it ? Are you fascinated by open hardware/free software and are you curious to experience this specific way of working and thinking ? Or do you, as a hardcore knitter want to see what’s possible when the technological electronics part of the knitting machine has been changed ? Or are you just curious to come and test the old knitting machine with a new brain ?
Come to our workshop of ’Ellentriek goes knitting’ on Saturday the 18th of May.

10-13h We will replace the proprietary brain of your machine. The old one is not broken, it is just disconnected. Under professional guidance we will assemble a few electronic components. The next step is hooking up your computer to the machine and to show you how to work with Knitic (Knitic is hard-and software which is easy to work with). This part of the workshop is also for beginners and people who know nothing about electronics.

14-18h Come and test the new old machines and knit a photograph, text, image..

Who : with (Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet) & knitter Claire Williams

Please contact us on beforehand if you have a knitting machine to hack, type Brother machine KH 930 KH 940.
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Ellentriek is organized by De Pianofabriek kunstenwerkplaats & Constant vzw.
THis workshop is part of the Ruelles project ( <>

@ Pianofabriek

Rue du Fortstraat 35, 1060 Brussel / Bruxelles