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Pattern for Baby Octopus

Pattern for Baby Octopus

I have, for several years, been totally fascinated by the idea of a "wunderkammer," or cabinet of curiosity, which was the name given to the earliest of natural history collections. A wunderkammer was quite literally the most amazing, shocking, and befuddling specimens of the natural world -- real and imagined -- jammed together in a room or ornate display case. more...

Sculptural Crochet Primer

Sculptural Crochet Primer

Crochet is usually relegated to the domain of hats, scarves, and potscrubbers-frankly, a damn shame given its enormous sculptural potential. The primary quality that recommends crochet as three dimensional medium is the fact that crochet stitches are not unlike pixels - discrete units that combine to facet the surface of a form. more...

Grocery Bag UFO alert

Grocery Bag UFO alert

Erin Johnson is a recent graduate of the fibre program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She created this magnificent helium and plastic bag sculpture called "I Love You to Death" which she set loose on unsuspecting downtown Chicago. more...

Knit Bricks

Knit Bricks

You know those magic objects that get fused in your memory and you wonder if you ever truly saw them? So it is for me and these lovely knit bricks. more...

T-Shirt Underwear

T-Shirt Underwear

I know you've got them, lurking in drawers, the back of the closet, in the "giveaway" pile: those T-shirts that are, for various reasons, both unwearable and indispensable. They are too small, too big, too short, have a stain, a hole, or some other flaw, and yet you cannot bear to part with them. more...

Crochet Skull

Crochet Skull

I'm a sculptor, mother and crafter. As part of my art I has made these crochet skulls that fit in the palm of your hand as well as 5' skulls created from nautical rope and crocheted with a giant crochet hook I whittled.more...

Flora Alchemy

Flora Alchemy

The lovely and talented Johanna Burke recently designed and constructed this fantastic golden jungle of intricately cut paper for a client who wants to install it as a display in his luxury goods store in Korea. These pictures show the three giant panels in progress in her Dumbo studio. more...

Review: Knitting for Good!

Review: Knitting for Good!

I don't know how to knit. In eight grade, my friend's mom cast on some knitting for me, showed me a basic stitch (knit or purl I can't recall), and away I went...for about a dozen rows. more...

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