Helen Pynor’s hair shirt

I was wandering around the internet the other day, as I try not to do too frequently because wonderful as it is I manage to lose vast amounts of time down all sorts of rabbit holes. This was really worth it though and one of my finds was Helen Pynor.

She is an Australian artist who works in various media, and one of her projects was knitting… using human hair. She acquires it from hairdressers, Spanish ones being her favourite, and the results are ethereal and beautiful even if the concept of something knitted from human hair does give me a teensy-weensy creepy feeling, conjuring up mental pictures of Hannibal Lector home alone.

Read more about Helen at the Twist Collective.