“POUR TROUVER LES SOURCES”
The National Center for Craft and Design has selected the un-knitting machine as one of the best student design projects of 2012. This highly unusual bicycle, designed to help recycle unwanted woolen clothes, unravels any clothing item back into its pre-knitted form.
The starting point for the project came from the discovery that some charity shops devote hours to unravelling home-knitted jumpers.
The un-knitting machine … sits on a chair pedaling and wool passes through steam coming out of a kettle before being collected on a spindle. The yarn can then be collected and sold in neat piles.
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