Social Sewing is a project focused on a specific user, Despina. Despina is a Greek dressmaker who had great passion for working in the studio with her friends. However, now that they are older, this interaction has been lost as they mostly work from home. Social Sewing is a series of miniature networked sewing machines, each of which represents one of Despina’s friends. These avatars allow the ladies to continue to communicate as they work by way of an intercom.