The mighty music muff

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Yes oh yes they are rainbow ear-muff-phones that you see. Oh the joy of joys it is wonderful to experience the soft and colourful sensation of rainbow yarn whilst grooving to your favorite tunes.

Rainbow yarn = 1 cheap plastic material = 0

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They took about 4 months to build (off and on). When I started I was only going to rainbow-fi the cord. I wanted them to match some speakers that I am also in the process of making. I used this tutorial to knit the cord. But, once I had rainbow-fied the cord, I couldn’t really go back, so decided to continue the whole way around. The phones and the strap were a bit more complex to knit and it took a few attempts and much unraveling to get right. Also, everything is knitted directly to the headphone housing -so there is no factory reset, unless you unravel the whole goddamn thing.

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I didn’t take many photos of the process, as it was quite complicated. I was freestyle-experimenting with the pattern, and usually doing so late at night in my bed -not ideal for pictures! BUT, if you are interested please get in touch and I am very happy to share the process in writing -let there be more colourful knitted electronics!

Update: I made an instructables for this so you can make your own yarn bombed headphones. (Hours of joy or hours of hard labor? You decide.)

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