I have been working on some neuroscience themed quilts and thought I’d post them all here, rather than making a separate post for each one.
This one was inspired by this image of Josephson Junctions neurons. I used angelina fibers for the fuzzy parts of the neurons as well as the blue sparkly background and then I stitched over the neurons with a shiny non-metallic green thread to give them form.
This wild woman was inspired by work on facial recognition. I can’t wait to play with more “faces”! She has a novelty yarn for hair that is just stitched in a few places so it hangs freely.
The next two were attempts at visual metaphor. I’ll put them behind a cut.
This is an “ear worm”. The worm is made from a tube of fabric. The notes coming out of the ear are shiny because I imagine that notes that get stuck in one’s head must be magical.
I was going for “lizard brain” but he looks much more like a “lab rat” and that’s ok too! The body is textured with the help of a product called Texture Magic (no affiliation, just a happy user).