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Anatomy Contest Winners

9 Sep

Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit entries to our Anatomy Contest this summer. It was so much fun to see all of the creative responses to our challenge. We can’t wait to see what else you’ve been working on so be sure to share your latest projects with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Please help us congratulate our winners! We’re sure you’ll agree that they paid proper tribute to human anatomy with these beautifully handcrafted organs.


Ann Therese Griffin’s Felted Lungs took 3rd Place.

We were smitten with the vintage fabric and lace bronchial tube detailing.


Our 2nd Place prize was awarded to Ann Therese Griffin.

Her Human Heart was beautifully needle felted with so many delicate details, you can almost hear it beating.


Kusi Merello’s Hand Knit Lungs are the grand prize winner!


We were blown over by the texture, detail and dimensionality she was able to achieve with her knitted piece.

Congratulations to All!

Catherine’s Work

21 Aug

Well, I have been working on these for almost 3 years.  I started them around the time   of our squirrel contest, during my squirrel obsessed phase that has never really subsided.  I started by designing them in my little graph paper sketch book.  I made the left hand first, then changed the design a little for the right hand.  Finally, I created the pattern with Stitch Painter, flipped the oak leaves and came up with my favorite pattern after I had finished the right hand.  As you can see, I am not one for making swatches.  Good thing my right hand is so much longer than my left.  I used Canopy from The Fibre Company with a little trim of Raumagarn.  I am happy to share my pattern charts for anyone wanting to make these.  Just send me a note or come in to the shop.