Woven into Space

Woven into Space

Name: Woven into Space

Location: The Magazine - Newarke Gateway

Created by: Christina Wigmore

Sponsor: Emerson Automation Solutions

Design Inspiration

Christina’s Rocket captures the story of the space age weavers. Women used their skills to weave the core rope memory for computers that sent the 1960s US Apollo missions into space. Wires were meticulously woven by hand and machine in a Binary pattern which formed the computer programmes.
The 0s and 1s of Binary code are reflected in the design with the weaver’s hands sending the Rocket into space. Light shines through lines and dots adapted from a repeat textile design. Christina believes the story connects to Leicester’s past textile heritage and emerging reputation as the UK’s Space City.

Rocket Round Leicester

Rocket Round Leicester