Knittstruments: Melodies of Weaving

Konstantia Koulidou, Enrique Encinas

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Knitting is a slow, rhythmic crafting process that reflects on the knitter’s skilled practice and embodied knowledge. Would it be possible to translate this knowledge into another language (that of music)? The key objectives of this paper are to analyse the role of the craftsman (knitter) and how it is influenced when the expressive domain of knitting is altered into music. To then investigate how an auditory feedback, which makes the knitters aware of their bodily movement, may affect their performance and trigger their creativity. The research is an ongoing process of multiple iterations based on action research and entails cycles of simultaneous data collection and analysis, which is based on the grounded theory methods of noting, coding and memoing. As a result, three different instruments (knittstruments) were assembled and tested in three different environments. Analysis of the data collected suggests substantial alterations in the knitters’ performance due to audio feedback at both an individual and group level, and improvisation in the process of making. The contribution of this research is a further examination of knitting practices, focused on the relation between creativity and skill, building upon the knitter’s embodied knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAll makers now? 2014 Journal
Volume1
PublisherFalmouth University
Publication date10. Jul 2014
Pages73-78
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9544187-9-3
Publication statusPublished - 10. Jul 2014
EventAll Makers Now? Craft Values in 21st Century Production - Falmouth University, Penryn Campus, Penryn, United Kingdom
Duration: 10. Jul 201411. Jul 2014

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ConferenceAll Makers Now? Craft Values in 21st Century Production
LocationFalmouth University, Penryn Campus
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityPenryn
Period10/07/201411/07/2014

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Koulidou, K., & Encinas, E. (2014). Knittstruments: Melodies of Weaving. In All makers now? 2014 Journal (Vol. 1, pp. 73-78). Falmouth University.
Koulidou, Konstantia ; Encinas, Enrique. / Knittstruments : Melodies of Weaving. All makers now? 2014 Journal. Vol. 1 Falmouth University, 2014. pp. 73-78
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All makers now? 2014 Journal. Vol. 1 Falmouth University, 2014. p. 73-78.

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