Petros Vrellis was born in Greece in 1974. He holds a MEng in Electrical Engineering and a MA in Art Sciences. As computer sciences open up new ways of expression, he tries to combine his technological background with arts by exploring the potential of new media through digital art and interactive installations. He considers himself more of a "toy-inventor" than an artist; he believes that the most important thing is to find new ways to "play" by experimenting and even by breaking the rules. The main tools for his work are computers, programming languages (c++ and especially the "openframeworks" open source toolkit) and electronics (cameras, microcontrollers, e.t.c.) Knitting is a method by which yarn is manipulated to create a textile or fabric, often used in many types of garments. Knitting creates multiple loops of yarn, called stitches, in a line or tube. Knitting has multiple active stitches on the needle at one time. Knitted fabric consists of a number of consecutive rows of intermeshing of loops. As each row progresses, a newly created loop is pulled through one or more loops from the prior row, placed on the gaining needle, and the loops from the prior row are then pulled off the other needle. Knitting may be done by hand or by using a machine. Different types of yarns (fibre type, texture, and twist), needle sizes, and stitch types may be used to achieve knitted fabrics with different properties (color, texture, weight, heat retention, look, water resistance, and/or integrity).
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