Knit yrself a proto-crabby dude

Trilobite from ODDknits

Trilobite from ODDknits. © 2011 ODDknit

Not my work for once. This week’s projects are taking a bit longer than the week I have given myself between posts, so I am going to introduce people to a textile designer whose projects I hope to try at some point. Jessica Goddard of ODDknit has a fantastic series of natural history based knits, including leaves, fungi, geodes and some fantastic fossils, particularly a wonderful trilobite. I’ve been trying to figure out a good way to make fossils and embroidery doesn’t seem to offer the texture necessary, considering my fossils are pretty much a single color of bone and a second color for matrix. Lotsa grey on grey. We have a phytosaur crying out to be somehow translated into sheep-based material. Her method should do well.

Comura Trilobite

Comura Trilobite. Sulla55, 2009. (

Trilobites, distant relatives of our local horseshoe crabs, survived between the very early Cambrian (520 million years ago) and the mass Permian/Triassic extinction (250 million years ago) and so disappeared right before the animals I play with at the museum came into existence. That is a seriously massive run.

Thank you for making this pattern, Ms. Goddard. It looks like it’s going to be fun.

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