Friday, May 9, 2008

Just for Fun: Textile Oddities & Absurdities - Part 3

And the beat goes on...and on...and on...

Woven Scaffold Mimics Cartilage - Weaving enters the medical world: "Researchers at Duke University and MIT have developed a three-dimensional weaving technique for making biodegradable scaffolds that mimic the properties of natural cartilage."

Walking Around Embroidered Animation – Andrea Dezso – NOTE: be patient, the blank page will load, then click the start icon

Knitted Faberge Egg – Gayle Roehm – like the original, it opens to reveal a small basket of flowers - Also, Audrey II from the Little Shop of Horrors

Knit Guitar

Someone for Everyone – Benji Whalen

Short-Arm Quilting Machine

Subversive Cross Stitch - WARNING - Very Strong Language Content - may be considered to be offensive

Embroidered Tattos on Stuffed Fabric Arms - Benji Whalen


Farty Pants – yep, pants that have a visual fart attached

Brain Bag – that’s right, a purse knitted to look like a brain

Princess Leia Hat (with instructions)

What the…??? – A John Galliano design for men (2007 Fall Collection)
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Felt Typewriter – so real looking, you’d think you can type on it

Fire Extinguisher

Knitted Electrical Cord

Tool Box and Tools

Crocheted Computer Tower


A is for… [Ambulance?] - Benji Whalen

C is for… - Benji Whalen

Heart – Andrea Dezso


Arm Prosthesis

Leg Prosthesis

Walking Aid

Invalid Toilet

Prozac, Thorazine & Zoloft – Laura Splan – latch hooked

Female Anatomy Cross Stitch


Felted Impaled Heads – Adam Parker Smith


Sado/Masochistic Salon

Knitted Nudes – Wall hangings knitted from photographic patterns

Knitted Nude Body Suits – these are anatomically correct

Anatomically Correct Crocheted Aliens


Sandy said...

Gwen, as usual, you have outdone yourself on this post. I have spent almost two hours clicking around in awe and hilarity and disgust and curiosity! I can't thank you enough for all the work and research you do for your blog- but I do want to suggest it be published some day so a broader audience can enjoy it all. Thanks so much! Sandy

Gwen Magee (Gwendolyn) said...


I'm also continually amazed at what keeps turning up...and there is still more to come (grin).