Art? Knitting? Knitted Art.
July 2, 2012 4:22 PM   Subscribe

Tracy Widdess is an Canadian artist who makes amazing knitted masks of sci-fi characters and other things. There's a short interview with her on punkdaddy.

This is via my friend, Sibyl, who really should join Metafilter.
posted by agatha_magatha (15 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Very cute, but that is NOT the Jabberwocky.
posted by sammyo at 4:32 PM on July 2, 2012

Looks kinda like a Jabberwocky to me.
posted by MrBobaFett at 4:46 PM on July 2, 2012

These are quite amazing.

I wish that football fans would make (or commission) masks like these and wear them to football games. I mean, probably a face-hiding mask would be poorly received on game day, but why not a gigantic yarn cheese hat for Green Bay Packers fans?

There are always like five shirtless guys in body paint on sub-freezing November morning, and the color commentators seem to regard these fans as being "completely out there." That's not out there. "Out there" is a prosthetic yarn mouth covering that depicts the wearer devouring a yarn effigy of the opposing team's best player.

Anyway, these are great, and I am happy they exist, and I hope the idea spreads far and wide.
posted by compartment at 4:54 PM on July 2, 2012

I think I've seen some of these on Regretsy, right? They're very cool. It's a pity her website doesn't have photos of each piece being worn by someone, they look about a thousand times weirder on an actual person's head and shoulders.
posted by jamesonandwater at 4:54 PM on July 2, 2012

I wonder how much she prices these at, considering they each take a month to knit...
posted by rikschell at 6:26 PM on July 2, 2012

What a talented woman! These are awesome!!!
posted by 200burritos at 7:36 PM on July 2, 2012

The eyes are great and scary.
posted by snorkmaiden at 9:44 PM on July 2, 2012

These are amazing! I feel like actually wearing them in public might lead to an arrest for disturbing the peace or something.
posted by Joh at 10:09 PM on July 2, 2012 [1 favorite]

These are super great. Things like this make me want to pick up knitting again. Although it strikes me that some of the stuff would be easier constructed through crocheting.
posted by jonbro at 2:50 AM on July 3, 2012

I am now on my second crocheted mask after reading this thread. The first one came out ok. I have some technical deficiencies for sure.
posted by jonbro at 3:35 PM on July 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

Jonbro, any chance you might share a picture of your first mask? I was surprised that this thread didn't draw more interest, but am very happy to see that it inspired someone to try something neat.
posted by compartment at 6:41 PM on July 20, 2012

Oh sure! I wasn't sure about the rules of posting things outside of mifi projects, but I guess I will post and let the hammer fall where it may...

The hat.

I made it from a pattern that I found on ravelry for a dr who character ski mask. The one I am doing now is just me kinda going nuts / having fun.

This guy does some similar masks / shawls that I find pretty exciting.
posted by jonbro at 9:26 AM on July 23, 2012

another cool mask, a friend of a friend "bought it in equador". I assume that means there are more than one of these insane masks.
posted by jonbro at 9:29 AM on July 23, 2012

Wow, those are great! Thanks for sharing.
posted by compartment at 9:32 AM on July 23, 2012

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