Monday, January 28, 2008

Just for Fun: Textile Related Oddities & Absurdities - Part 2

More links to both the "interesting" and to the "downright wierd"

Fashion designer Benjamin Cho gave new meaning to the term “knit dress” at his Fall 2007 runway show

Penguin Jumpers Project – These are knitted jumpers for penguins who were caught in oil slicks around Tasmania and had to be cleaned. Over 15,000 jumpers were collected. Directions for making them are provided on the site. NOTE: the project is now finished.

Extremely Large Knitting Needles – Textile designer Ingrid Warner definitely thinks BIG – she is in training to break the current entry in the Guinness World Book of Records

Mathematicians Crochet Chaos – 25,511 crochet stitches were used to represent the Lorenz Chaos Theory equations
Crocheting the Lorenz Manifold – images of other

How to Crochet the Lorenz Manifold –
instructions for making your own representation
of this chaos theory model

Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef - The Institute For Figuring is crocheting a coral reef: a woolly celebration of the intersection of higher geometry and feminine handicraft, and a testimony to the disappearing wonders of the marine world.

Knitted City – Artist Annette Streyl knits reproductions of famous German buildings based on the original plans.,,2017787,00.html?maca=en-aa-cul-865-rdf

Visit her web site to see more of the buildings –
There is a link to the site's English version, then
click on the arrow in the lower right hand corner to
navigate through the site.

Knitted Steel Wire - creations by artist Blanko Sperkova

Totally Knitted Wedding – I kid you not! – actually, I can’t figure out whether this wedding took place for real or not – I’m leaning toward it being an actual event in 2005 that was sponsored by the Cast Off organization.
Wedding Cake



Bride’s Train




Additional pictures can be viewed in
Gallery 1 and Gallery 2

Not For the Faint Of Heart: Textile artist Patricia Waller - WARNING – these are downright gruesome!
Salome - plate 16 in., length sword 25 inch


Man-eating Tiger

Man-eating Shark

Man-eating Crocodile

Bicycle Accident -
View #1 and View #2

Cat Meets Car, Car Wins

Murdered Doll

Murdered Teddy Bear

Murdered Rubber Duck

Unfortunate Dog

Revenge of the Carrot

Not so Friendly Unicorn


PaMdora said...

Okay, I finally have one for you Gwen, have you seen the knitted dissected frog?

Gwen Magee (Gwendolyn) said...

Fantastic Pam! I totally missed that posting on Extreme Craft. This is too cool - just wish I had one to use wa-a-y back in high school when we had to dissect the real thing - yuk. I think nowadays though, students can opt to to do a virtual dissection.