Soft In The Head

Here at Jezebel, we have a fondness for cloth organs, and are glad to see it's a type of crafting that's really taking off.

Marjorie Taylor, who makes "scientifically accurate fabric brains," describes the appeal thusly: "I thought the folds of the cerebral cortex would be great in velvet." She has since made three brain quilts and is at work on an MRI rug. Karen Norberg, meanwhile, knitted a wool brain so accurate it is now in Boston's Museum of Science, and is now making her own neurotransmitter quilt. Both women's work can be seen at the virtual Museum of Scientifically Accurate Fabric Brain Art. [New Scientist]