Weaved by Robots

Technology and knitting for social good
Project Overview
'Weaved by Robots' is a recently completed art for social good project that saw the creation of automated electronic knitting machines that create a circular tube of wool. These machines are capable of producing four snood scarves in under 20 minutes, and the entire project was funded by the London borough of Waltham Forest's ward funding.

The funding was granted by local councillors from Lea Bridge ward and William Morris ward, and the scarves were all locally produced, benefiting the Walthamstow Salvation Army and food bank 'Pl84U Al Suffa' in Leytonstone.But what makes this project truly unique is that the wool used to create the scarves was recycled from the fashion industry, which would have otherwise ended up in landfill.
By upcycling this wool and using it to create beautiful, high-quality scarves, the project not only helped those in need but also had a positive impact on the environment.In just a matter of weeks, the project was able to create over 100 snood scarves that were distributed to local charities.

The scarves were warmly received by those who received them, and the project was hailed as a success by all involved.Looking ahead, the team behind 'Weaved by Robots' is excited about future collaborations and possible installations in a window gallery.

The project has not only helped those in need but has also demonstrated the power of art to bring about positive social change. By using recycled materials and creating something beautiful and useful, 'Weaved by Robots' has shown that art can be a force for good in the world.