A Stitch in Time: The Amazing Clock that Knits
We could spend hours waxing poetic about the metaphors displayed in today’s feature, but frankly, we’d just be overstating the obvious. Leave it to designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen to come up with a creation so symbolic, so unique and so… well, strange… that it doesn’t really need to be described — only seen at a glance to be fully experienced. In a nutshell, Wilhelmsen’s 365 amazing Clock is exactly what its name implies: an amazing clock that knits something (namely, a scarf) in exactly the span of a year. “It is knitting 24 hours a day and one year at the time, showing the physical representation of time as a creative and tangible force,” the designer explains. “Now the past can be carried out in the future and the upcoming year is hiding in a new spool of thread, still unknitted.” And even if that flowery explanation is a bit to deep for your taste, you still have to admit: this is one cool feat of old-fashioned engineering and imagination blended together perfectly. Want to watch time go by as literally as you possibly can? Just add yarn. Made of wood, wool and acrylic glass, the 365 Knitting Clock prototype stands 36 x 15 x 50 cm, while its counterparts, the eight pieces in the limited edition series of the Grandfather Knitting Clock, stand 45 x 20 x 190 cm.
Photo credits: Siren Elise Wilhelmsen