It's that time of year again when thoughts turn to skeletons, zombies, and scary things in the night. This is currently a popular subject year round for fiber artists!
Katherine Knauer is a quilt artist who has done several skeleton themed works. My favorite is Funeral.
|Katherine Knauer, Funeral, 1985. Quilt, 30" x 48".|
This amazing skeleton was knitted by fiber artist Ben Cuevas. Be sure to check out his website and look at the detail shots!
|Transcending the Material|
You'll also see various body parts he's knitted for an exhibit, such as the brain to the right. And depending on how comfortable you are about bodies, you might want to look at the site first if you're planning on looking at it with your kids!
Now we get a little more macabre ....
Shannell Papp knitted this skeleton who still has all his insides - kind of - for the 2009 Toronto City of Craft Art Festival. The website has two more views of the piece. As someone who is pretty bad at knitting, I am in awe of works like these!
So have fun with all the monsters that will be creeping around - and if you get inspired by one, grab your sketch book. You never know what type of fiber art might come of it!