Neuro Needlework

When searching for brains images, I was surprised to discover how many artists are creating quirky, compelling pieces using yarn and thread. Here’s my idiosyncratic gallery of The Best Neuro Needlework out there.

Brainy BarbieBrain Barbie, photo by Simmone Spring, from her Etsy shop, Your Organ Grinder

Brain Brooch on WoolBrain Brooch, photo by Simmone Spring, from her Etsy shop, Your Organ Grinder
Green Zombie Brain in Specimen JarGreen Zombie Brain in Specimen Jar, photo by Simmone Spring, from her Etsy shop, Your Organ Grinder
Neurological Study in WoolNeurological Study in Wool, by Emily Stoneking, from her Etsy shop, aKNITomy
framed brain detailNeurological Study in Wool Detail, by Emily Stoneking, from her Etsy shop, aKNITomy
Bisected HeadBisected Human Head, by Emily Stoneking, from her Etsy shop, aKNITomy
crochet neuronCrochet Neuron, by Sarah Louisa Burns, from her Etsy shop, An Optimistic Cynic
fabcat headEmbroidered Veins and Arteries of the Head from the Etsy shop, Fabulous Cat Papers 
fab cat brain book detailEmbroidered Brain, detail from hand-bound Brain Anatomy Sketchbook from the Etsy shop, Fabulous Cat Papers
hey paul 4 brainsFour Embroidered Brains by Kristen Shuler of Hey Paul Studios, Flickr image.
Persistent SelfThe talented Kristen Shuler of Hey Paul Studios also custom designed Persistent Self's avatar.

If you’ve enjoyed these images, check out The Museum of Scientifically Accurate Fabric Brain Art, the world’s largest collection of anatomically correct fabric brain art. In Australia, see the crowd-sourced collection of knit, crocheted, and knotted neurons assembled into a room-sized Neural Knitwork. 

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