Lace School is collaborative gameplay celebrating craft culture that stimulates creativity and generates lace in real time. Participants play a strategy game to make patterns which are then translated into knitted lace. Lace School is a tool to gain insight into a craft vernacular. The produced lace acts as a record of the collaborative social environment that the lace was created in.
Using computer vision, video of gameplay is translated into punch cards which are printed and read by a lacemaking machine. Lace making, like many forms of craft, is inherently social. Lace School’s objective is to create a new lace vernacular through gameplay.