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.
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.