"You knit with great skill, madame."
“I am accustomed to it.”
“A pretty pattern too!”
“YOU think so?” said madame, looking at him with a smile.
“Decidedly. May one ask what it is for?”
“Pastime,” said madame, still looking at him with a smile while her fingers moved nimbly.
“Not for use?”
“That depends. I may find a use for it one day. If I do - Well,” said madame, drawing a breath and nodding her head with a stern kind of coquetry, “I’ll use it!”

- conversation with Madame Defarge, in Chapter 22 of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

(via Chi-TEK Workshop Festival for Women | MzTek)
This was a great workshop I attended yesterday run by the ladies of Mztek - complete with home-made cakes.  A great introduction to electronics, Arduino and Processing which opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities.  My head is buzzing with ideas - exciting stuff.

(via Chi-TEK Workshop Festival for Women | MzTek)

This was a great workshop I attended yesterday run by the ladies of Mztek - complete with home-made cakes.  A great introduction to electronics, Arduino and Processing which opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities.  My head is buzzing with ideas - exciting stuff.

QRwerty

…and the finished piece. 26 QR codes, one for each letter of the alphabet arranged in the style of a qwerty keyboard.  Only thing left to do now is to decide on the best way of displaying it - whether to mount and frame - or something a bit different.

QRwerty

Almost there with my QRwerty keyboard cross stitch piece.

QRwerty

This is a work in progress piece I’m making to enter for a textile QR code exhibition called QR-3D http://qr-3d.weebly.com/ as part of Manchester Science festival.  There is some brilliant work which can be found on their flickr site http://www.flickr.com/groups/qr-3d/pool/with/5976287773/

I’ve already entered my crochet QR code which links to this blog, but I also wanted to enter something a bit more creative.  So, this is a geeky take on the traditional cross-stich alphabet sampler.  Each QR code is a letter of the alphabet arranged in the qwerty keyboard layout.  I hope to have the final piece finished in around a couple of weeks, but progress is quite slow as it takes around 2 hours to stitch each code.

Each code does work, but not with all scanners.  I find i-nigma to be the most consistent.

Eye strain, sore fingers… all in aid of my current QRazy project. 5 down, 21 to go!