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Animal sculptures wrapped in five-needle lace, handmade cotton crochet webbing by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos. The animals are reproductions of oversized ceramic pieces by the 19th century Portuguese artisan Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905).

The idea being to one-up the works with an overlay of feminine domesticity, radicalising preconceived notions of modernism, tradition and motherhood.

Where is your God now?

And we’re done here.


UK artist Shauna Richardson’s mashup of crochet and taxidermy. Shauna’s creations are currently on show at the Power Of Making exhibition at the V&A in London. No woollen animals were harmed.


Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed characters like these:

More of Shove’s work on her website.