Friday, August 13, 2010

Just for Fun: Textile Related Oddities & Absurdities - Part 4

More to tickle your funny bone, engage your sense of humor,
admire the creativity and/or to just leave you shaking your head...

If you missed earlier posts:

ANIMATIONS / VIDEOS - most of these are just too cute or funny for words...


Send Doozer Knitting Song Ringtone to Your Cell - For us "oldies" who remember and loved the Jim Henson PBS Fraggle Rock series - You can also read the lyrics.
http://www.metrolyrics.com/doozer-knitting-song-lyrics-muppets.html

Fraggle Rock Doozers Knitting Song - This is a 1:43 minute YouTube video clip of the Doozers singing about their favorite pasttime... It is just so-o-o cute!
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/05/fraggle_rock_dozers_knitting_s.html

Don’t Let It All Unravel – This is a short (1:44 minute) animated film – it’s wonderful!
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/11/knitted_world.html

Shreddies, Knitted by Nanas – This is a funny group of videos “explaining” how Shreddies (a British cereal) are made. Be sure to watch all 4 episodes. The top “TV” control lets you select the episode; the bottom control is for the volume.
http://www.knittedbynanas.com/

Maggie and Mildred - Holly Klein - "Maggie and Mildred is the hand-stitched [cross stitch]animated story of the friendship between two girls. These girls aren't your usual friends, however!" - This is truly adorable!
http://vimeo.com/6687510

The Last Knit – This is an animation about when knitting becomes an obsession – Absolutely hilarious!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6ZjMWLqJvM&feature=PlayList&p=DA49F5C29470A8F3&index=3

The Thread That Holds Us Together - ...and pulls us apart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhdKCQfYptg&feature=email

My Body - It's amazing how much you can pack into 12 seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8G5AkXdNi4&feature=related

All Knitted Animated Music Video – Everything in it is knitted and over 700 frames were needed to create it
http://geckogrrl.wordpress.com/2008/02/06/cool-all-knitted-video/

Knit Stop-Motion Commercial
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/03/knit_stop-motion_commercial.html

Yarn City Stop Motion Video
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/10/yarn_city_stop-motion_animatio.html

Yarn Performance Video
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/11/yarn_performance_video_by_jean.html


CLOTHING and ACCESSORIES

Panties from Knit Shirts – complete with instructions - It took her 5 hours just to make 2 pair (and this doesn't even include the time it took her to take apart the old underwear = presumably to use as a pattern).
http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/underwear-from-knit-shirts

Sewn and Embroidered Sanitary Pads - Warning: This may offend some viewers - The title of the work is Seven Women's Days
http://www.serbiancontemporaryart.info/radovi.php?lang=2&id=1046

How to Make a Wedding Dress Out of T-Shirts - complete with instructions
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/06/how-to_t-shirt_wedding_dress.html

Design Your Own Keds
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/04/geek_chic_design-it-yourself_shoes.html

Appliquéd Anatomy T-Shirt
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/01/appliqud_anatomy_shirt.html

Ribcage Purse
http://streetanatomy.com/2009/06/12/ribcage-bag/

Knitted Full Head Monster Masks – these are really cute and would make great Halloween Costumes – instructions provided
http://thingsandideas.wordpress.com/2008/07/05/monster-monster/

Crocheted and Knitted Houses Worn as Sweaters
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/03/wool_houses.html

Wearable String - Male and Female versions
http://www.rose-kim.com/2010/04/thursdays-are-for-what-hell-is-this_15.html

Knitted Skeleton Body Suit
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/04/skeleton_bodysuit.html

Cards and Crochet - Life-sized dress created by combining greeting cards with crochet
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/01/cards_and_crochet.html

Knitted Licorice Thong [the real licorice you eat] – And only 302 calories - For those who always wanted some of those edible panties but were just too embarrassed to buy a pair, knit your own – instructions provided.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer04/PATT302calories.html  

When Life Hands You Expired Condoms, Make a Dress! - "When New York University student Emma Kaywin realized that a pile of expired condoms from her HIV Hotline internship were going to the landfill, she asked if she could use them for an art project, instead."
http://www.ecouterre.com/11875/when-life-hands-you-expired-condoms-make-a-dress/
Making the Condom Dress - video of the process
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/making-the-condom-dress/a4605a7f23c0b15f883ca4605a7f23c0b15f883c-29518725512
 
ANATOMY / BODY PARTS

Knitted Intestines
http://bencuevas.wordpress.com/2009/11/21/works-in-progress-part-i-intestines/

Knitted Throat
http://bencuevas.wordpress.com/2009/12/22/works-in-progress-part-v-thyroid-etc/

Knitted Heart
http://bencuevas.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/works-in-progress-part-iii-the-heart/

Knitted Heart with Pattern
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter08/PATTheart.php

Knitted Brain
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/04/knitted_brain.html

Bi-Sected Human Head - brains were knitted, other parts needle-felted
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/04/aknitomy.html

Felt Body Parts – Your choice of everything from the liver to an ear to a knee joint to lungs to…And you can have them in a jar or as earrings or as a brooch or as a necklace or as… And there are four pages of them to choose from
http://www.etsy.com/shop/yourorgangrinder

Anatomical Embroideries
http://www.mrxstitch.com/2009/07/30/the-cutting-stitching-edge-ben-conrad/

Skull Yarn Painting
http://skulladay.blogspot.com/2008/02/246-yarn-painting-skull.html

Jumbo Lace Skull
http://skulladay.blogspot.com/2007/09/109-jumbo-lace-skull.html

Thread(ed) Skull
http://skulladay.blogspot.com/2008/02/260-threaded-skull.html

Filet Crochet Brain Shawl
http://monstercrochet.blogspot.com/2007/11/if-i-only-had-brain.html

Knitted Female Body Suit (including the head) - click on the NEXT buttons to see the work in progress and a detail image

http://www.fijnevleeswaren.nl/sexpop1.htm

Knitted Skeleton – very realistic from yarn and copper wire – click on the NEXT buttons to see the work in progress, a detail image, and exhibition photos

http://www.fijnevleeswaren.nl/skeleton1.htm

 
ANIMALS (OR PARTS THEREOF)
 
Knitted Lobster Sweater – No, I don’t mean a sweater that looks like a lobster, I mean a sweater for a lobster
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26847189@N08/2510290258/

Knitted Severed Horse’s Head – Includes instructions – very realistic
http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/imbolc08/mredless.htm

Needle-felted Fisher Price Little People Dog
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/03/made_by_moxies_little_big_dog.html

Needle Felted Animals
http://www.chushka.com/gallery/toys/

Needle Felted Sheep Tutorial
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/07/needlefelted_sheep_tutorial.html

Needle Felted Dragon
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/10/stunning_needle_felted_dragon.html

Giant Felt Whale
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/08/giant_felt_whale.html

Needle Felted Jabba the Hut
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bearandbird/3707464834/in/set-72157621227964172/


TRANSPORTATION

Knitted Life-Size Ferrari - YouTube video - For those who can't afford to buy one...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX1E8nSD_YI&feature=related

Wicker Motorcycle – Full Sized
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/01/wicker_motorcycle.html

Cross-Stitch on Cars - How does she do that?
http://embroideryasart.blogspot.com/2009/05/cross-stitched-cars.html

Crochet Covered Bicycle - Spotted in NYC -- of course, where else would it be...
http://blog.lionbrand.com/2010/05/25/spotted-a-crochet-bike-on-the-les-in-nyc/

Crochet Space Shuttle
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/02/crochet_space_shuttle.html

Crochet Saturn V Rocket
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/02/crochet_saturn_v_rocket.html


AROUND THE HOUSE AND NEIGHBORHOOD

Needle Felted Horny Toad Roomba Cozy
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/03/horny_toad_roomba_cozy.html

Needle Felted Prescription Bottle
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/09/needlefelted_prescription_bott.html

Knitted Street Signs
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/09/laura_marsdens_knitted_street.html

Crocheted Full Size and Useable Furniture
http://www.kwangholee.com/main.html

Knitted Electromagnetic Shields for Kitchen Appliances – Possibly safe, certainly ugly
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/02/knitted_electromagnetic_shield.html

Crocheted Skeleton Antimacassar
http://monstercrochet.blogspot.com/2009/08/new-charts-available-from-head-to-toe.html

Crocheted Toaster and Waffles - and fire...
http://woowork.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-fire-started-toasting-waffles.html

Art Knitted Live Tree - Someone had Way Too Much Time on Their Hands
http://www.myunusual.com/Pix/Art/ArtKnittedTree.jpg


X-RATED

Knitted Jock Strap – The knitter is shown as he is sitting nude in a men’s locker room while knitting himself a jock strap
http://bencuevas.wordpress.com/2010/01/03/jock-strap-a-work-in-progress/

The Genitosexual
http://bencuevas.wordpress.com/2009/12/03/works-in-progress-part-iii-the-genitosexual/

Naughty Quilts Seen in British Shop Windows:
Woman in Repose
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_NiPlMkQgmXg/S8bg1mtStZI/AAAAAAAABPA/X5X6Ovgq7_Y/s1600/fifi%28500x375%29.jpg
Sex Scene - You'll have to look hard to make out what they are doing
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_NiPlMkQgmXg/S8bg1mtStZI/AAAAAAAABPA/X5X6Ovgq7_Y/s1600/fifi%28500x375%29.jpg
Subversive Cross-Stitch - Not the type of sentiments you expect to see on cross-stitch work - be sure to also check out the blog
http://www.subversivecrossstitch.com/

Childbirth Education Doll - Woman in the process of giving birth
http://www.etsy.com/listing/46814890/childbirth-education-doll-pattern


EQUIPMENT

Sewn and Stuffed Digital Camera
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/02/stuffed_digital_camera.html

Crocheted Hand Saw
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/04/amigurumi_hand_saw.html

Crocheted Sewing Machine and Thread
http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.24646693.jpg

Crochet Bicycle Basket
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2007/03/crochet_bicycle_basket.html

Crochet Television and Atari Set
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2007/02/crochet_tv_and_atari.html

Crochet Telescope
http://woowork.blogspot.com/2009/08/stargazer.html


MISCELLANEOUS

Motorized Quilt
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/01/motorized_quilt.html

Need Privacy When Using Your Laptop in Public Places?
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/04/knitted_interfaces_for_technol.html

Music Waveform Needlework Sampler
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/10/breakbeats_sampler.html

Knitted Guitar
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/05/knitted_guitar_pattern.html

Knitted Olives – complete with the pimentos and instructions
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/knitted_olive_2

Crocheted Explosives - You shouldn't play with dynamite! - pictures and video
http://woowork.blogspot.com/2009/04/dynamite-danger.html

Lunar Embroidery
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/07/lunar_embroidery.html

Knotless Knitted Iceberg
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/05/knotless_netted_iceberg.html

Cross-Stitch Obama Pattern
http://www.subversivecrossstitch.com/obama.html

Yarn Tattoo
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/01/the_lone_knittas_yarn_tattoo.html

Yarn from Old Newspapers
http://www.dezeen.com/2007/10/21/yarn-from-old-newspapers-by-greetje-van-tiem/#more-6075

Crochet Chess Set
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/07/crochet_chess_set.html

Spaghetti Crochet - Ever tried to crochet using spaghetti as your yarn?
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2007/07/spaghetti_crochet.html


DOWNRIGHT DISTURBING

Knit Your Own Hitler – Rachael Matthews (UK) has published a book with instructions for knitting replicas of 12 of the most evil tyrants in recent history including Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin, and Pol Pot. The cover features the Hitler one doing the Nazi salute. Why in hell would anyone want to make one or more of these for themselves? I guess I really don't want an answer to that...
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1448685.ece

Unfortunately, she is not the only one...
http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/10_04/hitlerChurchDM3010_600x550.jpg

NOT FIBER/TEXTILE RELATED (but worth a look anyway)

Bill Cosby Portrait – Okay, this isn’t fiber or textile related, but its so unique I had to include it
http://andrewsalomone.com/blog/2009/07/13/jell-o-head/

Anatomical Vegetables - Not fiber/textile related either, but very creative
http://www.likecool.com/International_Vegetarian_Union--AD--Gear.html

Printable Paper Dolls - Remember Betsy McCall??? - You can download the first 10 years of Betsy and her wardrobe. I remember not being able to wait until McCall's Magazine was delivered each month. She never had any ethnic friends though (sigh).
http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2010/01/printable-paper-dolls.html

 
QUESTION: Why is it that knitters and crocheters seem to have most of the fun???

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