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 – pdf
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.
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.
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
Bicycle Accident - View #1 and View #2
Cat Meets Car, Car Wins
Murdered Teddy Bear
Murdered Rubber Duck
Revenge of the Carrot
Not so Friendly Unicorn