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YES I AM VOTING FOR HILLARY 2016 LINK
Labor Sister Sampler
approx 10 feet x 6 feet depending on where you place Hawaii & Alaska
Hand & machine knit, knitPro patterned
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ELECTROKNIT SERIES NO-ONE | 2015


Electroknit Series No-One are machine knitted textile compositions based on global textile patterns that spread virally in a pre-digital era. Patterns circulated from generation to generation through grid notebooks, manuscripts, needlecraft magazines and by transcribing designs from textile objects. These grid based motifs continue to circulate globally as a decorative language with pre-industrial roots. Sometimes patterns are identical even though they are made in remote locations on different continents. The patterns sampled in the Electroknit Series span from an early printed pattern book of 1523 into contemporary patterns made with knitPro in 2015.



ELECTROKNIT SERIES SKETCH PAINTINGS (2015
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KNIT FOR DEFENSE | 2012
Knit for Defense reflects on the history of American wartime knitting in an experimental animation created from knit stitches.
Knit for Defense is in Moving Image collection at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Support from Creative Capital-- LINK
Artist talking about artwork-- LINK
Interview-- LINK
NPR Weekend Edition covers Knit for Defense (Neda Ulaby) Are All Young Artists 'post 9/11' artists?


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THE MILL SERIES | 2010
The Mill Series is a two channel video and a print series of stitches that animate footage of American textile mills built during early industrial capitalism.


KNITOSCOPE SAMPLER | 2009
Knitoscope Sampler is an animation that explores the relationship between digital technology and pre-industrial craft.


STITCH FOR SENATE | 2007-2009
Stitch for Senate is a pro-peace initiative of knit hobbyists making military helmet liners for every United States Senator. LINK


MICROREVOLT VIDEO | 2007
microRevolt (2007) is a 3 minute video about the performance, workshops and freeware of microRevolt.


FILM TO FIBER | 2006
Film to Fiber (2006) is an animation of hand stitched crewel embroidery digitized to animate an excerpt of the 16 mm film Fiber to Fabric (1968).


KNITOSCOPE TESTIMONIES | 2005
Knitoscope Testimonies is an animation in cross stitch of interviews with various individuals working within the labor movement.


NIKE BLANKET PETITION | 2003-present
A fourteen foot wide blanket of the Nike swoosh made by networked craft hobbyists from over 40 countries, protesting Nike sweatshop abuses, organized via microRevolt LINK


KNITPRO 2.0 | 2006 upgrade, 2004
A free web application that translates digital images into needlecraft patterns. Thousands of patterns uploaded weekly. Created in collaboration with Eric St. Onge. LINK


LOGOKNIT SERIES | 2003-present
A series of knitted garments with stitched corporate logos of sweatshop offenders. LINK


microRevolt.org | 2003-present
Web based projects that host and/or document knitPro, the Nike Blanket Petition and reBlog. LINK