Rad Megan sent us a link to her amazing felted Monarch butterfly with this nice explanation about its origins:
I’ve always loved the look of framed insects, skeletons, and fossils — the perfect blend of science and art! Felting, mounting, and framing a Monarch butterfly is a great way to achieve the look of the Natural History curio case without killing any beautiful butterflies.
We agree that hers is the perfect combination of craftiness, cleverness, science-loving, and talent. Make sure to check out her steps on how to make your own, as well as her photo essay of her felted butterfly set free in nature for a few hours.
RadMegan, In Words & Pictures
- Museum of Unnatural History
- World as a Wunderkammer
- A Closer Look: Wunderkammer
- How-To: Knit a Dissected Rat