Meatless Monday: Cruelty free dissections uses knitting instead of scapel

Emily Stonehouse has a pretty good tagline to what she does: She isn’t a scientists, but she does play one on the Internet.

Stonehouse, a knitter from Burlington, Vermont, creates anatomically correct critters through yarn that will hopefully make dissections of live animals a thing of the past.

On her Etsy site for her online store called aKNITomy, this is how Stonehouse describes her work.

Welcome to the icky and cuddly world of knitted anatomy, where biology no longer smells like formaldehyde, but like your favorite sweater.

Stonehouse has made a dissected brain and kidneys out of yarn and rats, fetal pigs and frogs. One of her smallest creations is a dissected earthworm which is a model of tiny intricacies with its little guts hand felted and sewn securely into place.

h/t: aKNITomy


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