Knitted anatomical dissections: readymade or DIY

We've featured the lovely knitted dissections of Aknitomy before (previously), but its proprietor, Emily Stoneking, keeps on turning out whimisico-scientific knitted fancies that please the eye and tickle the mind. It's not just her classic knitted dissections of frogs, fetal pigs, bats, worms (surprisingly affordable!), and even Easter bunnies -- she's also selling all her patterns, and even kits! Read the rest

Knitted brain

If you can't have a brain in a jar, the next best thing may be a knitted brain in a frame. The beauty above is handmade by Emily of aKNITomy and available for sale at the Boing Boing Bazaar in the Makers Market. From the product page:

These brains are hand knit in a wonderful 100% Peruvian wool, and then stitched into place atop a pad of felted wool roving (this gives them a 3D quality). The brain is sewn into place on top of a lovely hand knit background made from merino wool and kid mohair. Gorgeous. The piece is framed in a dark stained wood frame that measures 5″ × 7″

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Knitted frog dissection

aKNITomy makes these darling hand-knit dissected frogs with needle-felted guts. They're mounted in aluminum dissection trays. All that's missing is the formaldehyde smell of high school biology class! Titled "Knitting in Biology 101," they're available in the Boing Boing Bazaar for $125. "Knitting in Biology 101 -- in dissection tray" Read the rest