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. (commons.wikimedia.org)

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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2 Responses to Knit yrself a proto-crabby dude

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