Check out this article by Evelyn Lamb on “The Stunning Symbiosis between Math and Knitting" in the Scientific American!
Anonymous asked: do you embroider things for people?
Great question! I’ve been wanting to start selling my work on etsy, actually.
I’ve been planning on making a line of cryptid and extinct animal art patches. I’d also take commissions.
If you or anyone you know are interested, I’d love to hear about it! Any suggestions you have are most welcome.
a fairy fells a nondescript, brownish-beigeish mushroom
to take to her mushroom-identifying friend, just to mess with them.
I finally finished Thylacinus cynocephalus. Also known as the thylacine, tasmanian tiger, and tasmanian wolf.
Paraphrased from Wikipedia:
Now extinct, the thylacine was once the largest known carnivorous marsupial. It was the last extant member of its family, Thylacinidae; specimens of other members of the family have been found in the fossil record dating back to the early Miocene.
Intensive hunting encouraged by bounties is generally blamed for its extinction, but other contributing factors may have been disease, the introduction of dogs, and human encroachment into its habitat. Despite its official classification as extinct, sightings are still reported, though none have been conclusively proven.
The thylacine is a candidate for cloning and other molecular science projects due to its recent demise and the existence of several well preserved specimens.
Here is a compilation of all five known Australian silent films featuring the thylacines, shot in Hobart Zoo, Tasmania. The last known thylacine, nicknamed Benjamin, died in captivity in 1936.
I wish everyone who visits our website, blog, Twitter & Facebook could see this piece in person. I just know my words, and our photos, won’t do it justice, but let’s try.
Aled Lewis handmade a 30 foot cross-stitch tapestry that tells the ENTIRE story of Star Wars. EVERY moment. Every character. EVERYTHING. I’ll let him explain:
A hand-stitched cotton thread on 30 foot of continuous length of 7 stitch per inch Klostern fabric. Stiffened with a thin batting and hemmed with a custom-made printed pixel star farbric on rear. This cross-stitch tapestry depicts the Star Wars saga (so far) from Episode 1 through Episode 6. Quotes from each movie are written in Aurebesh on the surrounding border. Chanelling the Bayeux Tapestry.
30 feet x 13 inches
It’s so crazy. And yes, quotes from the movie are represented by Aurebesh lettering as the border. The detail and scale of this one is just unreal. If you live in LA, or are going to visit, PLEASE stop by G1988 (West) and take a look.
AND if you have some dough, and want to have a piece in your home/work that makes people want to never leave or stop talking about it, here is the link to buy:
My mom gave me a double-glass locket for Christmas, so I made a moth the size of my thumbnail.
Pisces Moth, oil, wax and metal leaf on tracing paper, .6”x.5”.
I want to learn your magic.