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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