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The Crafty Future of Manufacturing

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Chris Vallance | 14:45 UK time, Sunday, 9 March 2008

craft_bird.jpg The world of arts and craft might seem rather insulated from technological change. What could be less hi-tech than sewing, knitting or macrame? But now a knitting needle in one hand may well be accompanied by a soldering iron in the other. Craft is moving into the future.

This union of tech and craft produces some unlikely offspring: hoodies that take pictures when your pulse races, scarves that include mp3 players, but it's also exploring new avenues in small scale production. In the interview below Mouna Andraos, Diana Eng and Syuzi Pakhchyan talk about the new craft

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