If you step back and compare the two, the intricate patterns you'll find in a detailed folk embroidery don't look that much different than the series of punched holes you'll find on the scrolling scores used in a traditional hand-cranked music box. Artists Zsanett Szirmay and Bálint Tárkány-Kovács saw the same similarities, and discovered that when played through a music box, classic embroidery patterns are surprisingly melodic.

These compositions probably aren't going to win any Grammys, but if you're looking for some ambient noise to keep you company while working, they're surprisingly not terrible. In fact, a few of these could probably be sampled into a pretty decent song. Don't toss that ugly holiday sweater just yet—its obnoxious pattern might just reveal the next classic Christmas carol. [Sound Weaving via Dezeen]


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