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Review: Faux Taxidermy Knits

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First, the facts:

Title: Faux Taxidermy Knits: 15 Wild Animal Knitting Patterns

Author: Louise Walker

Published by: Interweave Press, 2015

Pages: 127

Type: Patterns, mostly accessories (wearable and home furnishings)

Chapters:

1. Wearables
2. Habitat
3. Techniques

KS: Faux Taxidermy Knits

The In-Depth Look:

It must be hard, being a taxidermist in 2015. As a rule, people just aren’t as interested in decorating themselves or their houses in animal pelts, no matter how beautiful or finely treated. Fur just isn’t what it used to be, what with all this political correctness about animal rights floating around.

So what are you to do if you love the look of a fur wrap, or long to hang a moose head on your wall?

Well, if you’re a knitter … you make one yourself. Problem solved! A perfectly, politically correct solution with nothing harmed outside a sheep’s momentary dignity during its haircut.

There are things in this collection that I think are adorable. The Hedgehog slippers, for example or the Raccoon Hat. The Owl tea cozy is one that I wouldn’t mind having, either, and the Tiger Skin Rug looks quite comfy. I do question the dead pheasants, though, which seem in questionable taste, and thought the knitted Rabbit’s Foot just odd.

The fact remains, though, that the patterns are clever and creative and (mostly) full of a whimsical sense of fun. (Again, the dead pheasants totally threw me.)

You can get your copy at your local shop or by clicking here for Amazon.com.

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This review copy was kindly donated by Interweave Press. Thank you!

My Gush: Creative.

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