Those of us with squeamish memories of high school Science can finally rejoice – a knitting genius has crafted knitted, cruelty-free anatomy kits.
US Etsy artist, Emily StoneKing has an interest in the history of medicine. Crafting these adorable knitted anatomy kits seems to us as the best outlet possible!
The can of worms that opens with every dissection at high school is endless – there is the moral dilemma, then there are the fainters, the squealers, the chuckers.
Cruelty-free anatomy kits, hand-knitted and custom-made offer a massive solution to most issues that pop up in animal dissection Science classes. While they may not always cut it (mind the pun), they offer an opportunity to take a look at the basic make-up of the guts and gore, without using an actual dead animal.
“I decided to incorporate my love of vintage anatomical illustrations and make the animals look like dissection models.” – StoneKing told Treehugger
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With her interest in medicine’s origins, StoneKing is also expanding her work to reflect human anatomy too.
“I am beginning to move more toward two-dimensional, human based artwork that is very strongly influenced by 19th-century anatomical illustrations. I am fascinated by the history of medicine, and I just have always loved the artwork associated with that.” – StoneKing told Treehugger
With her own Etsy store named ‘aKNITomy‘, StoneKing showcases her most current pieces. She also sells patterns for her kits, for those keen to knit their own! For those of us that are just not crafty enough, StoneKing makes and ships out directly from her store.