pedal powered un knitting machine by imogen hedges
pedal powered un knitting machine by imogen hedges pedal powered un knitting machine by imogen hedges
nov 26, 2012
pedal powered un knitting machine by imogen hedges

‘pedal powered un-knitting machine’ by imogen hedges



built around an old bicycle frame, london-based designer imogen hedges has developed a ‘pedal powered un-knitting machine’,
that unravels unwanted sweaters into wool. through the use of a series of components, the contraption reclaims the yarn, where at
the same time, straightens kinks by passing it through the stream of a kettle. after the garment has been fully disassembled, the by-product
is then rewound into a ball by using a hand-cranked spindle.



‘pedal powered un-knitting machine’ 
video courtesy of rachel mccloskey



the system in action



hand-cranked re-winding process




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