shauna richardson: crochetdermy shauna richardson: crochetdermy
feb 11, 2010

shauna richardson: crochetdermy

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UK-based artist shauna richardson develops life-size animals through the process of crocheting. she uses the term ‘crochetdermy’ to better explain her work which makes strong references to taxidermy. her pieces are made with materials like coarse wools such as mohair mixes, glass eyes, reproduction claws etc. the free-style crochet technique she applies is executed with a 3mm hook, using one color and one stitch. the direction of the stitches highlighting anatomical features. it usually takes her months to complete one piece.

lioness

rabbit

fox

deer

  • This is not to be confused with crotchedermy, which is much less appealing and significantly more painful.

    cf says:
  • wow, such excellent and detailed craftsmanship! these are beautiful.

    hogita says:
  • fantastic and very beautiful it better than the inhumane ways that stuffed animals

    victorsaber says:
  • really amazing. The detail is extraordinary!

    patric says:
  • Were the testiclé hard to do?

    joey says:
  • no joey. I’ll crochet a couple for you.

    Amber says:
  • Loved it!

    Carolina says:
  • Totally awesome work. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work.

    Regina -usa says:
  • awesome

    ripper23tw says:
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    ripper23tw says:
  • Do you do horses in this style or can I get a pattern?

    Carol says:

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