This Embroidery Machine Encourages the Lost Art of Conversation

 - Oct 2, 2013
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There is more happening within the Crossover Collective Embroidery Machine than lighthearted craft time. Consider that for much of human history (and currently in some parts of the world), people of different generations would come together to tackle all sorts of projects. These would become opportunities for the younger members of society to learn from the experiences and the opinions of their neighbors and elders.

This heartwarming installation by Floor Nijdeken is a contemporary experiment based on tradition, taking the form of a cross-stitching station. Friends, family members and strangers can come together, take a seat and begin contributing their creative designs to a collaborative carpet. All the while, they'll gather skills, converse and benefit mentally and emotionally from this "social machine," the Crossover Collective Embroidery Machine.