A tweeting sewing machine? Yes that’s a thing. The ‘Tweet from a Prison’ programme from Made in Carcere is helping to improve Italian prisoners’ job prospects by teaching them social media skills with the help of a sewing machine.
The machine is linked up to Made in Carcere’s Twitter page and, as incoming Tweets arrive, the sewing machine stitches the messages onto some fabric. The prisoners then turn these Tweets into bracelets to be sold in the Made in Carcere online shop. Well I’ll be darned.