Since I interviewed Louise of Faux Taxidermy Knits and wrote about her interesting new book earlier this week, I thought I'd continue on with the theme of animals and preservation today. I've seen some of these before and the part of me that always found dissection educational and was interested to see what's inside and how things work (who knew there was so much happening in earth worms and frogs?) cheered at this unique idea. The part of me that found it just a little bit gross (I can still smell the formaldehyde coming from the Earth Science room in junior high) and mourned the loss of life so I could study someone's insides is glad to see these knitted up and not in a jar waiting to be sliced open...
Original article here.
I can’t say I ever expected to see anyone make animal dissection cute, but knitting artist Emily Stoneking has done it. Her aKNITomy artwork faithfully recreates typical high school dissection projects as arguably cute knit panels.
If you have a visceral or ethical problem with animal dissection, Stoneking’s artwork also can potentially help you learn about what makes animals tick without making you hurl or cry. If your memories of those high school classes are less than fond, she also has alien knit dissections as well.
Stoneking sells these knitted animals dissections on her aKNITomy Etsy shop, where she has a load of other educational knit projects as well. Take a look!
Emily Stoneking’s knit animal anatomy pieces can be found on her aKNITomy Etsy shop!