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Wunderkammer

Wunderkammer

Jessica

Wunderkammer is a reconsideration of a "cabinet of curiosities:" crocheted specimens from early natural history collections and embroidered fictive science textbook illustrations.

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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...

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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...

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