I hate sewing but if you are the sorts who likes to mend their own clothes then the Line Printer
is meant for you. This small device allows the color of sewing-machine thread to be customized
to he color of the cloth being worked upon. You may not have the exact color and re-threading
the machine is always a hassle; with the Line Printer you get to ‘print’ thread with color on demand.
A small built-in camera is used to photograph the fabric, and then color-picking software deter
-mines the ideal shade for the thread. Line Printer sits on the top of the sewing machine and the
thread is fed through it directly off the spool~
Line Printer is a 2012 red dot award: design concept winner.
Designers: Chen Shuo, Wang Zihao, Liang Qing, Feng Lu & Teng Xuan
[ via yankodesign.com ]